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Quorum Court Approves Budget

The Polk County Quorum Court met Tuesday night for their regular monthly session with Judge Brandon Ellison presiding. All eleven Justices of The Peace were present, as other elected officials and guests.

In addition to routine business, the JPs passed an ordinance to levy 2019 millage rates. The millage rates are voted on by voters, so the annual ordinance, while required, is more of a recognition of the rates by the Court than approval. There was also an ordinance approved that will allow the County to set up a special fund for accounting of a motor fuel tax that will come from the State and can only be used for certain things, by legislative action, necessitating the extra accounting.

The 2020 Polk County Budget, which had been discussed at the previous Quorum Court Meeting and a Budget and Finance Committee Meeting, totaling $11,600,537.83 was approved unanimously.

There were no comments from the public.

The December Quorum Court Meeting will be held on December 23, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., a day earlier than normal to avoid meeting on Christmas Eve.

Quorum Court meetings are open to the public.

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