The Polk County Quorum Court Budget Committee met Tuesday night to consider the 2020 Polk County Budget. The Committee, chaired by Justice of the Peace Jim Neugent, has worked for some time now on the budget with other elected officials and key people in county government, and only made minor changes to the proposed $11,545,890 proposed budget for 2020 at the meeting.
The County General Budget is $5,104,217 and is money the Quorum Court can appropirtate. The $6,441,673 difference in the overall budget is money earmarked for specific purposes, like the county road tax money and grants the county administers.
The proposed 2020 budget is slightly higher that the 2019 budget, mainly because of a significant increase in the cost of insurance for employees.
The Committee voted unanimously to recommend to the full Quorum Court at their November meeting that the budget be adopted.
The Budget Committee is made up of Neugent, Tawana Gilbert, Terry Terrell, Harold Coogan, and Tommy Floyd.