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Monday, June 2, 2014

Macon County Commissioners Hold Work Session for FY 2015

FY 2015 County Budget Work Session

Here is my video coverage of the budget work session that the Macon County Board of Commissioners held this past Saturday morning at the Cecil Groves Center on the campus of Southwestern Community College.

The commissioners will be holding a public hearing on the items in the proposed budget on Tuesday, June 10th at 6pm to hear what members of the public have to say about the budget. 

Here is a copy of the proposed budget:

If you wish to hear what Macon County Manager Derek Roland had to say when he delivered his budget message a few weeks ago, click here.  There are also copies of the 2014, 2013 and 2012 budgets at that location if you want to compare this year's budgets with those in years past.

Instead of filtering the news of this meeting and trying to tell you what I think is important, these videos will allow you to see for yourself what happened...and you can formulate your own opinions about what you think are the important takeaways from the work session. I have divided the meeting into ten videos so you don't have to wade your way through a three hour meeting just to watch one or two segments that interest you.


Local media organizations who had reporters present at this meeting were:

Macon Media (me)
The Franklin Press

Part One
Welcome and Parker Meadows Construction Bid Award

Part Two
Projected Revenues

Part Three
Expentitures by function
--General Government

Part Four
Expenditures by function
--Public Safety
Macon County EMS
Macon County Sheriff's Office

Part Five
Expenditures by function
--Health and Human Services
--Recreational and Cultural

Part Six
Expenditures by function
--Education I
Southwestern Community College

Part Seven
Expenditures by function
--Education II
Macon County Public Schools

Part Eight
Presentations by Volunteer Fire Departments I
--Clarks Chapel VFD

Part Nine
Presentations by Volunteer Fire Departments II
--Mountain Valley VFD

Part Ten
Miscellaneous Items
Adjournment after Closed Session


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