POSTED: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 1:19pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 1:56pm
County Judge Chris Davis and the Cherokee County Commissioners are looking at all the same expenses every county court faces.
Police officers retire, want a raise, need new cars. The price of asphalt for road repair is up. Worker’s comp costs are a burden. medical, gasoline, everything down to pencils in the courthouse all are going up.
Usually, when budgets are cut, it is to meet lower revenue projections. or even worse, even with the slimmer budget, taxes still have to go up.
Just ask TJC or Smith County.
So how can the Cherokee County Court actually cut costs quarter of a million dollars, and lower the tax rate by a penny?
The answers are wonderfully simple…
We'll have some of them tonight at 6 and 10.