Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

June 20, 2013

County passes continuing budget resolution to keep offices open

CROSSVILLE — During Monday's Cumberland County Commission meeting, the commission passed a continuing budget resolution to keep the doors open and the wheels turning in the county's governmental operations.

The continuing budget has been routinely passed each year when the county is unable to adopt a new fiscal year budget by July 1.

This year is no exception as the Board of Education has not yet approved its 2013-'14 fiscal year budget and neither has the county budget committee approved the county's general fund.

The continuing budget resolution 06-2013-11 allows county departments, offices and agencies to continue to expend funds at the same level as budgeted in the 2012-'13 fiscal year budget.

The same property tax rate of $1.4975 per $100 of taxable property also continues in effect until a new property tax is adopted.

No funds can be spent or obligated beyond the amount approved in last year's budget.

The resolution was passed unanimously after a motion was made by Mike Harvel, 7th District commissioner, and was supported by Allen Foster, 4th District commissioner.

The county commission also approved the following budget amendment resolutions:

• 06-2013-1 — for the Sanitation Fund in the amount of $206 for dental insurance.

•06-2013-2 — for decreasing the unassigned fund balance by $1,325 and increasing expenditures in communication costs for several county departments.

•06-2013-3 — for decreasing the highway fund's unassigned fund balance by $1,351 and increasing expenditures in health and dental insurance in highway administration and operations and increasing expenditures in highway operations longevity pay.

•06-2013-4 — to increase revenue for the Art Circle Public Library by $3,468 to reflect fees collected during April and May 2013, and to increase expenses in other charges at the library by the same amount.

•06-2013-5 — to increase revenue from law enforcement training programs by $4,950 and to increase sheriff's department salary supplements by $4,200 and fire salary supplements by $750.

•06-2013-6 — to decrease expenditures for library deputies, employee insurance, library books/media, other supplies and materials and other charges by $7,011 and to increase expenditures for supervisor/director, secretary, clerical personnel, longevity pay, dental insurance and communications, as well as $6,200 for increased expenses in utilities.

•06-2013-7 — a budget amendment to move $34,151 from jail guards to allow for increased expenditures of $5,995 for juvenile services guards, $6,300 for part-time employment, $933 for Social Security and $574 for retirement. Also to allow for increased expenditures in courtroom security of $6,618 for deputies, $3,800 for part-time employment and $631 for Social Security.

•06-2013-8 — to decrease expenditures in the county's general fund budget by $37,368 in unassigned fund balance and $11,564 in sheriff's  department workers compensation for a total of $48,932. Expenditures in various lines of the county budget were approved, including $20,925 for ambulance service worker's compensation, $6,970 for fire department worker's compensation, $4,012 in health insurance for health department employees, $6,222 for longevity pay in the ambulance service and $4,000 in utilities at the Cumberland County Community Complex.

•06-2013-9 — to increase revenue for drug control grants by $93,373 and increasing the unassigned fund balance by $93,373 for the county's Drug Court program. Expenses have been budgeted, but revenue was not until the grant was approved.

•06-2013-10 — to increase revenue for contracted prisoner board by $110,000 to account for an increase in state and regional prisoners housed at the Cumberland County Jail. Also, the resolution includes increasing expenditures for food in the jail by $50,000 and utilities by $60,000.

Commissioners Charles Seiber, 4th District, and Jeff Brown, 8th District, did not attend the meeting.

Text Only
Area News
  • Police: Couple sets up house in Tansi pool

    A Lake Tansi couple who suddenly found themselves without shelter set up a temporary home in an indoor pool area at the resort/retirement community, according to police arrest reports.

    April 16, 2014

  • certifying machines.jpg Certifying early voting machines

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mobile Vet Center in town Wednesday

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will have a Mobile Vet Center (MVC) in Crossville at the Cumberland County Community Complex 1398 Livingston Rd. on Wednesday, April 16. MVC 844 will be at the Community Complex from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    April 15, 2014

  • The Palm Tree Revisited

    Palm Sunday is right around the corner. Since we don't have palm trees in our neck of the woods, there probably aren't many people who think about their unique characteristics. Several years ago I read a devotional by Dr. Cecil A. Fayard Jr., “The Palm Tree Revisited,” and want to share some highlights.

    April 15, 2014

  • Crossville breakfast rotary.jpg Rotarians support United Fund

    On Wednesday, March 26, Crossville Breakfast Rotary President Jeff Vires presented a $1,000 check from the Crossville Breakfast Rotary Club to Carmen Wyatt, board president of United Fund, and Holly Neal, executive director of the United Fund. The United Fund of Cumberland County, Inc. provides administrative and other central services for the public and private health, welfare, character building and recreation, education service, charitable and philanthropic agencies and community organizations and the general public of Crossville, Cumberland County and the vicinity.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • tree of distinction.jpg Tree of Distinction?

    In the articles on Trees of Distinction, the Crossville Tree Board usually highlights a tree in the community that is an exemplary specimen of the species.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bids OK'd for used oil collection program

    Several bids were approved recently by the Cumberland County Financial Management Committee for the purchase and installation of equipment for a used oil collecting program from an oil grant awarded by the state for the county's solid waste and recycling department.

    April 14, 2014

  • No show burglary defendant pleads to 8 years

    A Cumberland County man who at least twice failed to appear in court for his trial on burglary and theft charges pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received an eight-year prison sentence.

    April 14, 2014

  • Panel wants rid of portables

    Members of the Cumberland County Board of Education have begun a study of school enrollment, capacity and facility needs as the open enrollment period for the school system nears in June.

    April 14, 2014

  • I-40 wrong-way driver to serve 2 years

    The man who led local authorities on a pursuit in the wrong lane on Interstate 40 in December by-passed grand jury action on charges against him and pleaded guilty to an information filed in Cumberland County Criminal Court.

    April 11, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar