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Christian County 2016 Budget In Much Better Shape Than Originally Projected

The Christian County Board met in regular session on Tuesday night at the Christian County Courthouse. The major topic of discussion for the night was regarding the updated figures for the FY16 budget. The board heard from board member Fred Curtin how the county is currently doing much better financially than was originally projected.



Board member Chad Michael explained in more detail what the county board does with the budget, and why that leads to projected deficits in the yearly budget.



The county board is hopeful a 2016 budget ending in the black is possible, however the board will have to wait and see what happens with state reimbursements that the county is owed.


Another issue discussed at Tuesdays Christian County Board meeting was a problem property at Timber Lakes. State’s Attorney Michael Havera told the board the property is causing pollution in the lake.



Havera explained that the county had a couple of options to deal with the issue, but is electing to pursue a route that would allow the county to correct the issue completely.



There was some discussion as to whether the county or health department will pay for the repairs to the property if the injunction is granted. It was explained to the board that the health department simply doesn’t have the funds for the repair, and that it is possible that the board could be reimbursed by the state for the work.

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