Marshall County Council to Adopt Budgets Today

The Marshall County Council will meet today to adopt the Solid Waste, South West Lake Maxinkuckee Conservancy District and Argos Community School budgets. The council will also perform the non-binding review of unit budgets and adopt the 2013 county budgets.

The Argos Community School Corporation advertised a budget increase of $82,000 with a levy increase of 56 cents. School personnel have not received raises for the past three years. A public hearing was held with no comments made and the budget, Capital Projects Plan and Bus Replacement Fund will be approved in a meeting today.

The commissioners are requesting a two percent increase for hourly and salaried personnel. The county’s PERF contribution will raise to nine-and-a-half percent in 2013. Since a ten percent increase was anticipated in June, the commissioners offered reductions of $25,000 in the Health Insurance line and $50,000 in Liability Insurance.

The council noted that there are no elections in 2013, and clerk Julie Fox offered a total reduction in the budget of $51,480 which were items directly related to elections.

The council will be looking at more line items with the budget in their meeting today at 9 a.m. ET. Over $427,161 in reductions are proposed in the Marshall County General Fund. The proposed general fund amount is $8,337,239.