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.