WHITE COUNTY, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners held the first public hearing on the fiscal year 2021 budget Monday. A second public hearing is set for Monday, June 15 at 4:30 p.m. Commissioners can approve the budget at that time.
The proposal calls for an overall budget of $24,744,021 and a general fund budget of $19,778,496. There were no increases in the 2020 departmental budgets with the exception of an increase in employee insurance premiums of $733,495. The increase in premiums will not be passed along to employees. Commission Chairman Travis Turner said the increase will be absorbed by the county.
The separate fund totals, which includes $1,043,227 in debt service and $1,098,800 in the E911 fund, totals $4,965,525.
The proposed commissioners’ budget, which includes the Local Option Sales Tax revenue, will be $5,089,362. The Sheriff’s budget is $3,603,938 and the fire department budget is $1,482,098.
Finance Director Jodi Ligon announced that the jail debt service will be paid off on Jan. 1.
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