Commission will consider budget at September meeting


CELINA-Commissioners are expected to vote on the budget for the current fiscal year at their September meeting, which will be held a week later than normal.

The estimated 2009-2010 budget, along with the estimated budget from last year and the actual budget from 2007-08, are found in the August 26 edition of the HORIZON.

The corresponding tax rate for this year’s budget is $3.10, the same as last year. 

The Clay school board recently passed its budget and corresponding tax rate, which is $1.12, the same as the previous two years. The board unanimously approved both the school general purpose and “nutrition” budgets at a called meeting in July. 

The school portion of the budget traditionally makes up roughly two-thirds of the overall county spending plan. 

Officials said the proposed tax rate is broken down as follows:

• County general fund – $1.57,

• Solid waste/sanitation – .38,

• School general purpose – $1.12, and

• Debt service – .03. 

Due to Labor Day falling on the usual meeting date, the commission meeting has been moved to September 14.