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County discusses budget, SPLOST

Proposed plan show no millage increase

POSTED: August 11, 2011 8:00 a.m.

The Bryan County Commissioners got a look at the proposed fiscal 2012 budget along with potential SPLOST projects during a workshop last week in the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan.

County Administrator Phil Jones said the proposed 2012 balanced budget of $18.6 million will not require any tax increase and includes a pay raise for county employees.

The budget is based on the current year’s millage rate of 7.9 Director of Finance John Grotheer added.

Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed admitted having reservations about the proposed balanced budget.

“When I saw the first pass of the budget and Phil said we could have a balanced budget and we could have a pay increase without increasing the millage rate, I said ‘uh oh, there must be some smoke and mirrors in here,’” he said. “So I began to look at it more closely and I really don’t understand it fully, but he’s right – it’s a balanced budget.”

Read more in the Aug. 10 edition of the News.

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