The North Judson – San Pierre School Corporation has their work cut out for them, but all indications are they will end this fiscal year in the black.
Tuesday night’s school board meeting brought with it a packed house and a few observers wondering what the school corporation’s plans are following the defeat of a referendum designed to temporarily increase the property tax levy. Continue reading →
Following cuts to their 2016 budget, Pulaski County has made a couple of decisions regarding employee compensation.
A joint session of the Pulaski County Commissioners and County Council took place Wednesday night. The goal was to review a matrix defining salaries for the County’s employees. Pulaski County has previously stated its goal of bringing compensation to a level that supports longevity. Continue reading →
The Culver Town Council has taken a step toward adopting their 2016 budget.
During last night’s meeting, a public hearing was held to review the document that will determine expenditures for the next year. As things stand, Culver sees modest increases in spending for its police and fire department budgets. The biggest jump was a projected $100-thousand increase in EMS expenses. Continue reading →
Pulaski County will likely soon begin looking into alternative options for Arens Field following budget difficulties in 2016.
This week, the Pulaski County Council cut funds from the airport’s budget at the request of the Department of Local Government finance, leaving just enough to pay for the single employees salary. Even that was reduced by $300. Operating the airport has become much more difficult given the lack budgeted costs for utilities and plowing the runways during the winter months. Continue reading →
Pulaski County has already taken the step of hiring a full-time IT Director, but now the position needs equipment to function properly.
The Pulaski County Commissioners announced RB Walters as their hire for the position earlier this month. He came before the County Council on Monday to make the request for equipment purchases. Continue reading →
Pulaski County had to implement a few financial maneuvers to balance its 2016 fiscal year budget.
During last night’s meeting, the County Council made several non-binding budget decisions. At their September 2nd meeting, the County Council was under the impression they balanced their budget with the use of Rainy Day Funds. Continue reading →
Prior to the Knox City Council meeting on Tuesday evening, City Clerk-Treasurers Jeff Houston met with a field representative with the Department of Local Government Finance in order to discuss the projected budget and budget calendar. Continue reading →
The North Judson-San Pierre School Board is preparing for fiscal year 2016.
A special budget work session meeting was held on Wednesday night where school Treasurer Guy Richie presented year-over-year comparisons. The school corporation is anticipating about $8-million in General Fund expenditures for 2016 – a much reduced figure from the $11-million expended during 2012. Continue reading →
Pulaski County will be considering its fiscal year budget in August, but the Pulaski County Health Department must first reduce its expenses by a significant margin.
The Health Department has seen a reduction in revenue due a reduction in the number of immunizations provided. Tax draws have also been reduced, impacting several departments in Pulaski County. Continue reading →
The Culver Town Council is preparing next year’s budget, but a bit of extra information is needed prior to making cuts.
Budget work sessions were scheduled in preparation for fiscal year 2016. During the work sessions, department heads meet with members of the Culver Town Council to explain their budget line items. Continue reading →
The Starke County Council will soon begin work on budgets for the upcoming year. They’ve scheduled workshops with department heads and elected officials on Monday, Aug. 3rd to review spending proposals. Continue reading →
Budget preparation season is getting closer in Pulaski County.
Auditor Sheila Garling provided a report last month showing every account in the fiscal year budget. She encouraged Pulaski County department heads to use their restricted funds more carefully as opposed to taking money out of the county General Fund. Continue reading →