White County commission prepares to pass new budget

Public hearing set for 5:30 p.m., June 21

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White County Board of Commissioners will meet June 21 to review the regular business of the board, with the budget for the new fiscal year as the top priority.

Comments made by residents during recent commission meetings implicated they felt commissioners were not transparent with the county’s business, particularly matters pertaining to the budget. However, by law, the county is required to publish the budget in the newspaper of record, which is The Expositor, prior to any final action taken on the matter.

The commission is also holding a public hearing, at 5:30 p.m., June 21, prior to the 6 p.m. full commission meeting, on the third floor of the courthouse. During the public hearing, residents will have the opportunity to address any concerns they may have about the budget.

The following is information listed on the county commission’s agenda for the June 21 meeting. This portion of the agenda is only related to the budget.

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Resolution 41-06-2021: Resolution making appropriations for the various funds, departments, institutions, offices, and agencies of White County, Tennessee, for the year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022

SECTION 1. BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of White County, Tennessee, assembled in regular session on this 21st day of June, 2021, that the amounts hereafter set out are hereby appropriated for the purpose of meeting the expenses of the various funds, departments, institutions, offices, and agencies of White County, Tennessee, for the capital outlay, and for meeting the payment of principal and interest on the county’s debt maturing during the year beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, according to the following schedule:    

GENERAL FUND
•County Commission-$68,187
•County Executive-$223,999
•Human Resources-$94,188
•County Attorney-$27,799
•Election Commission-$214,636
•Register of Deeds-$216,015
•Development-$15,000
•Codes Compliance-$80,000
•County Buildings-$768,467
•Preservation of Records-$66,773
•Accounting and Budgeting-$434,233
•Property Assessor's Office-$311,809
•County Trustee's Office-$233,308
•County Clerk's Office-$311,566
•Circuit Court Clerk-$397,867
•General Sessions Court-$251,862
•Drug Court-$69,000
•Chancery Court-$256,233
•Judicial Commissioners-$83,684
•Other Administration of Justice-$17,600
•Courtroom Security-$34,151
•Sheriff’s Department-$2,661,190
•Traffic Control-$31,582
•Jail-$2,788,858
•Juvenile Services-$58,909
•Fire Prevention and Control-$251,594
•Emergency Management Agency-$22,400
•Rescue Squad-$29,717
•County Coroner/Medical Examiner-$98,100
•Other Public Safety-$219,110
•Local Health Center-$239,609
•Animal Control-$138,920
•Ambulance/Emergency Medical Services-$1,869,009
•Sanitation Education/Information-$44,200
•Waste Pickup-$102,073
•Senior Citizens Assistance-$52,500
•Libraries-$254,759
•Parks and Recreation-$105,000
•Other Social, Cultural, and Recreational-$20,000
•Agriculture Extension Service-$87,751
•Forest Service-$2,000
•Soil Conservation-$30,480
•Tourism-$11,000
•Industrial Development-$168,711
•Airport-$28,000
•Veterans' Services-$59,553
•Central Maintenance-$520,276
•Contributions to Other Agencies-$45,848
•Employee Benefits-$25,000
•Miscellaneous-$190,000
(Total General Fund-$14,332,526)

DRUG CONTROL FUND
•Drug Enforcement-$56,500
•Miscellaneous-$1,000
(Total Drug Control Fund-$57,500)

HIGHWAY/PUBLIC WORKS FUND
•Administration-$198,305
•Highway and Bridge Maintenance-$1,855,009
•Operation and Maintenance Equipment-$141,000
•Other Charges-$86,095
•Employee Benefits-$6,600
•Capital Outlay-$285,000
•Transfers Out-$211,000
(Total Highway /Public Works Fund-$2,783,009)

GENERAL PURPOSE SCHOOL FUND
•Regular Instruction Program-$17,829,610
•Special Education Program-$2,089,675
•Career and Technical Education Program-$830,805
•Attendance-$96,665
•Health Services-$378,390
•Other Student Support-$1,496,160
•Regular Instruction Program-$782,030
•Special Education Program-$168,980
•Career and Technical Education Program-$250,435
•Technology-$375,023
•Other Programs-$200,000
•Board of Education-$673,060
•Director of Schools-$153,948
•Office of the Principal-$1,725,850
•Fiscal Services-$172,120
•Operation of Plant-$2,754,020
•Maintenance of Plant-$601,010
•Transportation-$1,672,135
•Community Services-$64,088
•Early Childhood Education-$509,247
•Regular Capital Outlay-$300,000
•Education Debt Service-$400,000
(Total General Purpose School Fund-$33,523,251)

CENTRAL CAFETERlA FUND
•Food Service Total Central Cafeteria Fund-$2,745,921
(Total Cafeteria Fund-$2,745,921)

GENERAL DEBT SERVICE FUND
•Principal - General Government-$65,000
•Principal- Education-$755,000
•Interest - General Government-$11,970
•Interest - Education-$617,069
•Other Debt Service - General Government-$36,000
(Total General Debt Service Fund-$1,485,039)

SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL FUND
•Convenience Centers-$208,515
•Landfill Operation and Maintenance-$1,143,997
•Employee Benefits-$2,500
•Miscellaneous-$76,919
•Principal - General Government-$66,438
•Interest - General Government-$6,883
(Total Solid Waste Disposal Fund-$1,505,252)

Resolution 42-06-2021 resolution making appropriations to non-profit charitable organizations of White County, Tennessee, for the year beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022

  • That fifteen thousand, thirty-five dollars ($15,035) be appropriated to BonDeCroft Volunteer Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That fifteen thousand, four hundred eight-five dollars ($15,485) be appropriated to Cassville Volunteer Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That seventeen thousand , six hundred ninety-two dollars ($17,692) be appropriated to Central View Volunteer Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That seventeen thousand , three hundred seventy-six dollars ($17,376) be appropriated to Cherry Creek Volunteer Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That twelve thousand , two hundred twenty-two dollars ($12,222) be appropriated to Eastland Volunteer Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That thirteen thousand, five hundred twenty-seven dollars ($13,527) be appropriated to Hickory Valley Volunteer Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That thirteen thousand , seven hundred fifty-two dollars ($13,752) be appropriated to Mt. Gilead Volunteer Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That sixteen thousand, five hundred eight-seven dollars ($16,587) be appropriated to North End Volunteer Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That seventeen thousand, two hundred seventy-three dollars ($17,273) be appropriated to City of Sparta Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That twelve thousand, two hundred seventy-three dollars ($12,273) be appropriated to Town of Doyle Fire Department to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That twelve thousand, one hundred seventy-six dollars ($12,176) be appropriated to White County Firefighters Association to assist in providing fire protection services to White County
  • That sixteen thousand, two hundred seventy-three dollars ($16,273) be appropriated to Sparta/White County Rescue Squad to assist in providing emergency services to White County
  • That two hundred nine thousand, one hundred ten dollars ($209,110) be appropriated for operational purposes to White County E-911 Emergency Communication District to assist in providing emergency services to residents of White County
  • That fifty-one thousand, two hundred fifty dollars ($51,250) be appropriated to Sparta/White County Senior Citizens Center to assist in providing various services benefiting senior citizens of White County
  • That two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500) be appropriated to White County Agricultural Extension Service to assist in providing agricultural services to White County
  • That five hundred dollars ($500) be appropriated to White County Soil Conservation District to assist in providing soil conservation services to White County
  • That thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) be appropriated to Sparta/White County Chamber of Commerce to assist in promoting economic development and welfare in White County
  • That ten thousand dollars ($10,000) be appropriated to the Highlands Economic Partnership to assist in promoting economic development and welfare in White County
  • That thirteen thousand, sixty-eight dollars ($13,068) be appropriated to Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency to help match various federal and state funds for social services benefiting residents of White County
  • That four thousand, two hundred eighty dollars ($4,280) be appropriated to Upper Cumberland Development District to assist in community development services benefiting the residents of White County
  • That six thousand dollars ($6,000) be appropriated to Pacesetters, Inc. to assist in providing various services and support for White County residents with disabilities
  • That eight thousand dollars ($8,000) be appropriated to White County Imagination Library to assist in providing books to children of White County
  • That three thousand, five hundred dollars ($3,500) be appropriated to Veterans Honor Guard to assist in conducting military honors at veterans’ funerals in White County
  • That five hundred dollars ($500) be appropriated to White County High School Project Graduation Committee to promote a safe environment for White County graduates on graduation night
  • That eight thousand dollars ($8,000) be appropriated to Sparta/White County Family YMCA to assist in providing various health and wellness activities for the residents of White County
  • That two thousand, five hundred dollars ($2,500) be appropriated to White County Humane Society to provide matching funds for a spay and neuter grant received by the organization to help reduce the feline population in White County
  • That ten thousand dollars ($10,000) be appropriated to WCTE - Central Tennessee PBS from Tourism Funds for a municipality partnership annual investment to promote White County and the general welfare of its citizens

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