Loudon County Government

FY 2008 – 2009 Revised Budget Proposal Summary

Updated July 31, 2008

 

 

  1. Property tax increase:
    Recommendation includes an eight cents increase as follows:

     

Fund

 

Current

 

Proposed

County General

 

70.0

 

60.0

Solid Waste

 

1.0

 

0.5

Highway

 

3.0

 

4.0

General Purpose School

 

88.0

 

101.0

General Debt Service

 

9.5

 

9.5

Gen Capital Projects

 

2.5

 

2.0

Rural Debt Service

 

10.0

 

15.0

Total

 

184.0

 

192.0


NOTE:    The proposed tax rate inside city limits of Lenoir City is 177.0, a three cents increase. This rate does not include Rural Debt Service.

 

  1. Highway Department
    The Budget Committee recommends contracting with a civil engineer to monitor the construction of new roads and recommend acceptance of new roads in the county public road system.  This recommendation includes the removal of $10,000 salary supplement for this purpose that had formerly been appropriated for the Highway Superintendent.


     
  2. Elected Official’s Salaries
    Recommendation for salaries of elected officials are the state minimum; with the exception of the Sheriff who receives a $4,900 supplement for serving as a workhouse superintendent.


     
  3.  Annual salaries of county commissioners:
    Recommendation is ten percent (10%) of the county mayor’s annual salary


     

 

  1. Raises for all other county employees:
    a.        2% increase of total salaries will be distributed equally among all full-time and regular part-time county employees

    b.       1% increase of total salaries will be a lump sum equal disbursement in December for all full-time and regular part-time employees


     
  2. Contributions to nonprofit agencies:
    No changes in amounts or organizations as approved in fiscal year 2008, with the exception of Loudon County EDA.  The recommendation is to fund the requested $148,429, approximately $12,910 increase from the previous fiscal year.


     
  3. Loudon County Visitor’s Bureau:
    Recommendation appropriates 36% of hotel/motel tax


     
  4. New vehicles:
    1 – Maintenance
    5 – Sheriff


     
  5. Flu Mist:
    $54,000 is included in the Local Health Department budget (55110) for all students in Loudon County (Loudon County School and Lenoir City Schools)


     
  6. Personnel Budget:
    A new function is included to reflect costs associated with personnel:  wages & benefits of the employee benefits coordinator (currently in the Mayor’s budget), pre-employment and random drug screening, health check, etc.


     
Salary budgets for non-exempt law enforcement officers to comply with FLSA 43 hour week

 

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