The commissioners are scheduled to begin the budget review process at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Spalding County Courthouse Annex. In a letter to the Board of Commissioners, County Manager William Wilson Jr. said the proposed budget contains a 6.17 percent increase from the current budget of $82,609,262.
Wilson said the proposed budget includes no property tax increase, no reduction in force (layoffs) and no furlough days, but continues longevity payments for employees and provides incentives for employees who develop budget cost-cutting measures. Wilson said that during a retreat earlier this year commissioners indicated that these items were high priorities.
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