Christian County continues to make necessary cuts in its budget, and the county’s audit, finance, and purchasing committee chairperson is pleased with the progress so far.
With pay raises included, the county has still cut its budget by 280 thousand dollars. That is still about 220 thousand short of the county’s deficit.
Audit, Finance, and Purchasing Committee Chairperson and Fourth District County Board Member Becky Edwards says cuts have been made across the board.
Edwards says further cuts will be made in 2019, and the state of Illinois isn’t helping matters.
Other action items at Tuesday’s Christian County Board meeting include an increase to environmental food permit fees from the county health department and a resolution was approved declaring the unlawful distribution of prescription controlled substances has created a public health and safety crisis. The next Christian County Board meeting is set for Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the county courthouse.