Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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March 14, 2014

Council eyes tough budget decisions

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Health department supervisor Diane Turney accused members of delaying action to stave off a budget shortfall. “You saw it coming. Why in the name of God didn’t you do something about it then? You should have raised taxes.”

For the third time, Oglesby suggested starting the property tax appeal process, but once again she was ignored.

The council will meet April 1, after the public has time to digest legal advertisements, to make final decisions.

Debbie Blank can be contacted at debbie.blank@batesvilleheraldtribune.com or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.

Why budget approval was rescinded • The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance certified Franklin County's 2014 budget order Jan. 31. Initially, IDLGF officials told the county auditor $3.2 million that had been deposited in an investment ledger could be used to balance the budget, but in mid-February they changed their minds.

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