By Cindy Eckles
Raising the millage rate by 1.5 mills increased the proposed 2015 county budget by $339,500 to $8,779,500. Commissioners Brian Watkins, Terry Niblett and commissioner chairman Dan McCranie voted unanimously to accept the proposed budget at a special called meeting on Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
The proposed 2015 budget was printed in the December 24, 2014 edition of The Dodge County News.
At the first meeting of 2015, commissioners voted to re-appoint Jr. Howell as vice-chairman, John Harrington as county attorney and Gail Rogers as the county clerk.
Commissioners discussed the 2015 holiday schedule of county employees. The following were the 11 paid holidays approved unanimously by commissioners: New Year’s Day, M.L. King’s Birthday, Good Friday, National Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Commissioner Watkins informed commissioners he had spoken with Representative Jimmy Pruett requesting assistance in funding the re-roofing of the Department of Labor building, which is owned by the Library board. According to Watkins, Rep. Pruett was going to see if he could find state funds to assist in re-roofing the building. Watkins then made a motion, seconded by commissioner Niblett to take bids for a pitch metal roof for the building. The advertisement can be found on page 2B in this edition of The Dodge County News.
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