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Wayne Fiscal Court Approves Budget For New Fiscal Year
The Wayne Fiscal Court met Thursday, June 11th and approved the budget
for the 2015 - 2016 Fiscal Year. The budget for the next year totals approximately $9.9 million in the general fund, $2 million in the road fund
and $2.1 million in the jail fund.

The budget includes some pay raises, including a minimum ten cents per
hour cost of living increase. There have also been increases made in the
beginning pay for deputy jailers and EMTs and paramedics.

This budget includes funding for two additional deputies for the sheriff's
department and also includes paying for half the cost of a school resource
officer for the local school system.

Also during the meeting, the court approved hiring Peggy Bertram as an
administrative assistant. She will be in charge of purchase orders for
the county, as well as document management. She will begin in the
next fiscal year.

Magistrates will take a closer look at refinancing the bond issue for the
Wayne County Detention Center. Officials with Hillard-Lyons will provide
the county with possible savings that could be realized if the bonds are
reissued at a lower interest rate.

The court approved a resolution authorizing the county to apply for approximately $44,000 in Homeland Security funds which would be used
to purchase a permanent mount propane generator in the courthouse.

Magistrates approved a number of bids for goods and services during
the meeting. Bids were opened earlier in the day and included contracted
services, blacktop, concrete, diesel, propane, stone and culverts.

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