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27.5 Cent Property Tax Increase On Table For Putnam Budget

The Putnam County Budget Committee voted 6-1 Thursday to take the next step with a 27.5 cent property tax increase for county residents. The approved proposal includes fully funding a new pay scale plan for county employees and 91 new employees. Mayor Randy Porter and his team will bring more formal cost estimates to the next committee meeting Monday night. ... Read More »

This Week Putnam Budget Work Continues, Celina Calls Hospital Meeting

This week in the Upper Cumberland the Putnam County Budget Committee will hear its first departmental presentations Monday. Members will hear budget requests from the Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and EMS. Year end revenue numbers will also be presented by Mayor Randy Porter. The meeting takes place at the county courthouse at 5:30 p.m. The Livingston Board of Aldermen will ... Read More »

Putnam Gets First Revenue Estimate

Putnam County’s certified tax rate will likely fall some 55 cents due to property value increases. County Mayor Randy Porter shared preliminary projections with County Commission’s Budget Sub-Committee meeting Thursday night. The current property tax rate stands at 2.926. Porter projected the number at 2.37.  That would still increase revenues by almost 1.1 million dollars. Porter said the change comes ... Read More »

Putnam Co. Budget Chair Wants School Sales Tax Funding Reevaluated

Putnam County Budget Committee Chair Ben Rodgers said going back to a percentage of sales tax funding the school system is something he wants explored this budget season. The school system and commissioners negotiated a set revenue number in 2008 after a shortfall in revenue. “I personally would like the schools to get a locked in percentage,” Rodgers said. “If ... Read More »