Already faced with unfunded budget requests equal to more than a 50-cent increase on Unicoi County’s property tax rate, the county Budget Committee on Tuesday added requests for a new school bus and $49,500 in economic development board funding to its list.
ERWIN — Already faced with a budget deficit equal to a more than a 50 cent property-tax hike, Unicoi County commissioners received reports of a couple of new large expenditures Monday.
MedicOne Medical Response, which spent much of the past three years out of compliance its contract with Unicoi County, was the only bidder on the county’s recent request for new contract proposals.
ERWIN - Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley sat down for a work session with the County Commission Budget Committee on Tuesday and came away two new deputies, one new investigator and two new patrol cars closer to the more than $1 million in new funding he requested for his department.
Lisa White, an independent candidate for Unicoi County Commission, has unofficially withdrawn her candidacy.
In attempt to avoid an approximate 58 cent property tax increase, the Unicoi County Budget Committee on Wednesday continued to whittle away at more than $1.6 million in unfunded departmental requests.
Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley says a request for approximately $1.3 million in new funding for the sheriff’s department is crucial to the safety of the public and the department.
For the first time since 2014, Unicio County will increase its insurance premium supplement to make family health care coverage more affordable for its employees.
The Unicoi County Commission’s Employee Benefits Committee has come up with funding formula to make family health care coverage affordable to more than the 6 of 93 county employees who currently carry family insurance.
The Unicoi County Commission on Monday tabled its discussion of a land purchase for construction of a new ambulance station in order to continue its search for property and followed up with a vote to move ahead with a request for two sets of bids for service from contracted providers both with and without a station.
The Unicoi County Commission Ambulance Committee is hedging its bets on the future of the county’s ambulance service, simultaneously preparing a request for bids from contracted providers and continuing to pursue grant funding for a service operated by the county.
The Unicoi County Commission on Monday backed away from its earlier decision to centralize the county’s accounting.
It was back to the drawing board for the Unicoi County Commission’s Ambulance Committee on Wednesday with efforts to provide a public ambulance service for the county continuing without a previously planned partnership with the town of Erwin.
ERWIN — After more than a year of deliberation on how to correct the lack of adequate ambulance service in Unicoi County, a proposed solution is headed for a vote.
The Unicoi County Commission has opted to centralize the county’s accounting functions in an new independent department.