The Indiana County Commissioners will meet this morning, with enactment of the county budget for 2019 on their agenda.
The preliminary budget has been available for public review for the last three weeks, but in an appearance on Indiana In the Morning on WCCS yesterday, Commissioner Rod Ruddock said that the spending plan has been revised and improved.
Ruddock’s description of the budget they will be voting on today contains welcome news for county residents. He says there will be no new taxes, and spending will actually decrease slightly.
Ruddock added that the coming year will include a thorough examination of the burden of costs for which the county is responsible, mentioning the county jail and human services. He praised Jail Warden Sam Buzzinotti for finding extra money for the county by arranging with the U.S. Marshal Service to pay to house 20 to 40 federal inmates to the jail in the coming year. He said the county must be sure it is managing its costs while serving the people, especially those who are living in poverty.