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I don't see why not. Those very same elected officials (at the state level, anyway) seem to think it's perfectly acceptable to renege on established contracts when they decide it cost too much to honor the commitment. Good for the goose, right? (BTW, this isn't an issue of whether you support unions or not. Even if you hate them and think they screwed everyone over with their contracts,…
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How long do you think it will be before we "negotiate" this advantage away.??
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Hmmm...fox guarding the hen house comes to mind. Maybe somebody should start a petition? One to change council to 7 members, the other for healthcare? Paul Havermale is apparently planning to submit a petition of 500 wanting to save the fire station. We ought to be able to beat that if people really want this. Mind you not many people are running for alderman...so taking away benefits may not be the…
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Because if you're just sucking the welfare teat, you're not collecting unemployment, I assume.
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We are discussing ways to save money. This is ONE way to save enough money to keep some public safety intact. Just because you seem to have a vested interest in this proposal doesn't mean it should be ignored! Plenty of other city's get by with only 1 city manager, and a part time mayor. I understand the council has made some bone head decisions, but Righty1, I mean Hackamack, has also waisted…

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2 years, 6 months ago by Jamie Busen

Projected deficit at $130,000

The chairman of the Adams County Finance Committee Tuesday night gave a brief snapshot of the county's financial situation during the monthly County Board meeting.

John Johnson said since last month's Board meeting, the committee has met three times to shape the new fiscal year budget. The group meets again Monday night.

Johnson said they will work to whittle down what right now is a $130,000 county general fund deficit and he expects to present to the full Board a balanced budget.

At September's meeting when Board members were given a first rough draft of the budget, the County general fund showed revenues of $12.2 million and $13.3 million in expenses for the fiscal year.

Johnson said that cash flow year to date has improved over last year, and the County's general fund balance of about $2.3 million was much greater than one year ago, partly because the state got caught up in some payments early on. Last month, $942,000 in real estate tax payments came through to help boost the general fund's figures.

"We are in a much better financial situation" than last year, Johnson said.

He added he and the other Finance Committee members will continue to meet with department heads to work on the budget.

In other action, the Board approved an updated animal control resolution that brought the current laws closer to mirroring state laws.

The Board tabled a resolution that would have passed an Emergency Management Agency Act because of wording in the language that stated the Board had the power to "levy for EMA purposes a tax." Some Board members were uncomfortable with that power, which would allow the Board to levy a tax "not to exceed five cents per hundred dollars of the assessed value of all taxable property in addition to all other taxes."


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