The Christian County Board held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night at the Christian County Board Room in the Christian County Courthouse. The meeting had a notably friendlier tone than March’s County Board Meeting, as the County Board discussed various issues ranging from some needed repairs to several county facilities and buildings, to taking an initial look at the county’s FY18 budget.
County Board Chair Tim Carlson spoke with WTIMTV following the meeting to further discuss these issues. One issue the county is looking to address is problems with the air conditioning units at the Christian County Courthouse. The current units tend to freeze over, which then causes leaks in the States Attorney’s office. The board is looking to make repairs to the unit, and Carlson says with the age of the courthouse, the board will continue to look to make needed repairs moving forward.
The board also took an initial look at the FY18 budget for the county. The county Finance Committee is proposing cuts in various department budgets ranging from 3 to 5 percent in an effort to correct the county’s budget deficit.
The board also reviewed and adopted ordinances to create policies for the use and sale of fireworks in the county. Carlson says the county will now issue permits to those wishing to sell fireworks.
The permits will have a $25 administrative fee payable to the county clerk, as well as a fee of $25 paid and deposited into the county’s general fund.