County Commission Approves Budget

Huntsville, TN (2017-08-21) The Scott County Board of County Commissioners have formally adopted the county’s 2017-2018 budget; ending months of consternation that ended with a 9-cent tax increase.

Without any discussion, the Scott County Board of County Commissioners formally adopted the 2017-2018 budget Monday night, approving, on separate motions, both appropriations for the various departments of county government and all the supporting documents to the budget, including pay scales and positions for county employees.  “The budget st set, and budget is approved,” County Mayor Dale Perdue declared after the 10-0 vote, which was taken in the absence of Commissioners Sheila Buttram, David (Blue) Day, Robin Newman, and Eric Newport.

The budget will be supported by a 9-cent tax increase that was approved at a special called meeting held on Monday, August 14.  The increase included additional revenue for debt service payments and a 3% pay increase for county employees.

In other business Monday night, the county legislative body approved a roadblock request form the East 63 Volunteer Fire Department.  The roadblock, which will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017, will be held between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Baker Highway and Norma Road.