Trainer said. “Our county is growing so fast we can't keep up with it."
Trainer said he would prefer to stay in the situation the county currently is in with its growth. He said if there weren't any other installments like the industrial park and the road improvement projects in their plans, it would be much harder to implement this increase.
Trainer said with any increase he wants to “stay as close to it as possible” in referring to the millage rates.
The main expense the county faces in its budget is the debt service from the industrial park bond and road project bonds.
In this budget, the board was able to award almost every organization funds for operations as well as increased pay for employees. In the end, the county reported $16,732,000 of new growth over the last fiscal year.
“The average person looks at what they are paying in,” Trainer said. “They don't have a good concept of how that equates to the entire piece of the puzzle.”
Overall, Trainer is pleased with the budget he describes as both a conservative and aggressive budget, which allows the board to move forward with its current plans and projects.
The next meeting will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept.18. constable redistricting, which will alleviate
split precincts in North Starkville 2, West Starkville and North Longview.
High Road is underway. The construction on the bridge could take up to five weeks to complete.
industrial park bond bids. The lowest bid came from Regions Bank. The other bid came from Texas Capital Bank. The board approved the recommendation to receive Regions Bank's bid. The recommendation passed unanimously.
Baggett presented the board with new equipment, which could double the work performance of county workers. The new equipment would also be safer for the workers operating the machinery.
the board with the finalized road improvement contracts.
signage on Thursday and Friday on Bluefield Road. The road will be closed for through traffic. Residents living in the area are still able to utilize the road.
like to place a sign saying when residents can park in the courthouse parking lot. The sign will say residents can park in the area from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. The current sign says there is no public parking. The board agreed on the signage with the inclusion if cars are not removed after the designated time they will be removed at the cost of the citizen.