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Cumberland Budget Includes Property Tax Decrease And Raises

The Cumberland County Commission approved its new fiscal year budget with a lower property tax Tuesday. Cumberland County Mayor Allen Foster said it was reduced from $1.5653 to $1.1350. Foster said the increase of property values allowed the change to happen without losing revenue. “It’s hours and hours of work,” Foster said. “The commissioners generally go through every single line ... Read More »

Putnam BOE Approves Bid For Park View K-4

The Putnam County School Board voted 5-1 Wednesday night to accept a bid to construct Park View School without the 5-8 wing. The cut was made in order to fit within the $44.6 million bond funding the project. School Board Chair Lynn McHenry said the K-4 school will cost $45.5 million. “It is still something that can be done,” McHenry ... Read More »

Van Buren Committee Approves Budget, Commission To Consider

The Van Buren County Commission will consider a budget that does not include employee raises. The county’s Committee A which serves as the budget committee approved the spending plan. Mayor Greg Wilson proposed an eight percent raise, but it did not pass. “It was the reoccurring costs, but you also have to figure in the inflation costs,” Wilson said. “If ... Read More »

Gainesboro Bidding Out New Water Treatment Plant Project

A new water treatment plant moving forward in Gainesboro. Mayor Lloyd Williams said the proposed site is within a mile of the current plant on the same tract of land. “To renovate the old one, it was going to be around $8.5 million to renovate it, and we just found out in the last meeting there was a little bit ... Read More »

Sparta Aldermen Approve Wage Study, Employees Get Birthdays Off

Sparta will move forward on a wage study that will be conducted by city staff. Mayor Jeff Young proposed the item Thursday night to answer high turnover rates. Following Board of Aldermen approval, Young shared a message to department heads. “Be sure to pass along to your employees that we are looking at that,” Young said. “If we have someone ... Read More »

Sparta Plans To Pave Six Miles In The New Fiscal Year

The Sparta Board of Aldermen approved a paving bid Thursday night that sets the rate per ton for the fiscal year. City Administrator Brad Hennessee said prices came in double over last year, so he adjusted the paving plan. “We were anticipating something along these lines, and we gave ourselves a lot of cushion when we made the maps,” Hennessee ... Read More »

Putnam Budget Committee Helps Schools Cover Deficit

The Putnam County Budget Committee will help fill a $1.7 million deficit in the school budget by recommending the county commission cover school bus expenditures. The committee approved the some $820,000 expenditure to be paid through its capital projects fund Thursday. Director of Schools Corby King said the school system should be able to cover the some $900,000 that remains. ... Read More »

Celina Aldermen Approves New Insurance Provider

The Celina Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to provide employee family insurance through a new firm — and pay 80 percent of the premiums. The company Benefits Blueprint Partners will provide coverage moving forward. Mayor Luke Collins said a situation with an employee caused the change. “It was just unacceptable for that employee already going through a difficult medical ... Read More »

White Co Commission Approves Budget With More 9-11 Funding

Additional 9-11 funding, employee raises and some new deputy vehicles among the new expenditures of White County’s newest budget. Commissioners passed a budget that includes an estimated $15 million dollar general fund Monday. County Executive Denny Wayne Robinson said besides those additions, the spending plan remains pretty consistent to last year. “9-11 that is just to help with their operating ... Read More »

New Poplar Grove Precinct Approved By Election Commission

After several months of searching, the Putnam County Poplar Grove precinct has a new voting location. Election Commission Chair Phil Adams said members approved Caney Fork Baptist Church on Highway 70. “It’s a fairly new church,” Adams said. “It’s exactly three miles from the other location, so it’s in that same proximity which is wonderful. Newer facility, nicer bathrooms, much ... Read More »