2018-2019 budget approved at fiscal court meeting

Several important topics affecting Warren County were on the table this morning at the fiscal court meeting.

That included community leaders discussing the budget and an already growing issue Judge Mike Buchanon wants to cease.

At the meeting the final vote was passed on the 2018-2019 budget.

It was thought passing the vote coincided with the pension bill.

Since the bill was overturned, the fiscal court members aren’t sure what the outcome will be.

However, they are glad it was overturned.

Now they have breathing room to manage the growth of contributions to employees.

If it had not been overturned, it would have cost an extra million dollars more out of the budget.

That’s regarding contributions to the pension plan.

Prior to the fiscal meeting, Judge Buchanon attended a brick laying at the memorial outside the courthouse.

He says each time they lay bricks, the memorial continues to grow more sacred for families in the community.

They also discussed fireworks ordinances at the meeting.

All fireworks may only be used June 27th through July 3rd and on July 5th and 6th between 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

On July 4th, all fireworks may be used between 10:00 AM until midnight.

Judge Buchanon wants to stress this information as he’s received a high number of complaints already.

He also says you must be 18 or older to use fireworks, and be 200 feet away from residential property at all times.

With the 4th of July only a few days away, Buchanon wants the community to have fun but in a safe manner.