Overton County will continue operating with this year’s budget after County Commissioners approved a continuing budget resolution Monday.
County Executive Ben Danner said the school system continues to tweak its budget based on last-minute federal and state changes.
“Right now, we are waiting on the schools to get their budget approved,” Danner said. “We hope on July 14th they have it approved and they get it to the county on the 15th then we have to run it in the paper for 10 days. This year is different than any other year. We always pass our budget in June and start July 1st with a new budget.”
Danner said the July commissioners meeting may be cancelled, so the county can pass the budget the first of August.
“The state said we could do budget amendments, but we are better off just waiting a little bit,” Danner said. “Still in August, it is fine to pass the budget.”
Danner said all department expenditures will remain the same until a new budget is passed. The county plans to discuss tax rates at the next commissioner meeting.