County Board Approves Budget And Levy Ordinance
By Alex Haglund
The Washington County Board approved their annual budget and levy and tax levy ordinance at their regular meeting on the evening of Tuesday, November 14.
The budget was first presented at the October meeting of the Board. The budget lists $12,197,796 in revenue and expenditures, as well as a budget of $4,924,994 in the county general fund.
More information on the budget can be found at nash-news.com/front-page-lead/washington-county-board-presents-tentative-budget. A copy of the proposed budget itself can be found at nash-news.com/county-budget-fy-2018.
The Board also approved a number of appointments:
Bradley Conant, Jerry Watters and Mike Borrenpohl were both reappointed to the Washington County Planning Commission.
Mark Baldwin was reappointed to the Nashville Masonic Cemetery Association.
Luke Borrenpohl was appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals. He replaces Larry Kuhlengel on that board.
The Board approved adding a $50 fee to the Washington county Ambulance Service for non-transfer calls.
The fee, which will not likely be covered by insurance, will help to discourage use of the ambulance instead of a doctor or regular medical facilities.
The board received a request from the Heartlands Conservancy. The Conservancy wishes to have use of the Washington County Conservation Area as a site for their annual Jingle Hike. The board did not take any action on the request at this meeting.
State’s Attorney Dan Bronke made a report of the fees his department collected for the month of October. $897 was collected for the State’s Attorney’s general fund. $205 went to the drug prevention fund. $150 went to the automation fund. Finally, $287.88 was delivered to the department from forfeited funds.