Not much to talk about from Wednesday night’s 15-minutes of public hearing before the Floyd County Board of Supervisors on the budget for the 2014 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.
Jim Newlin of the New River Land Task Force asked the board to consider including a $500 contribution for his group in the new budget and listed some of the help the county has received fro the trust in the past.
Becky Howell of Burks Fork District compared teacher salaries to the county’s current median income, urged the board to concentrate of infrastructure maintenance to avoid future large costs and noted that 50 percent of those who work commute outside the county to do so.
Both speakers thanked the board for its work at holding the line on taxes. The $30 million budget, which the board will formally approve at a meeting on Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. does not call for tax increases in the coming year.
The hearing started at 7 p.m. and Board Chairman Case Clinger ended it at 7:15 p.m. when no other speakers came forward.