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Tight County Budget in Montgomery Co
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

October 16--  They're watching their pennies in Montgomery County.

County manager Brandon Braddy informed the county commission at its October meeting that the county budget is about four percent in the red as the fourth quarter begins.

In actions taken at the meeting, the commissioners agreed to use $26,000 in sales tax revenue to buy a new fire truck for the Higgston Fire Department.  It also okayed $13,500 from a state grant to buy a truck for the county's EMA department.

The commission is planning to seek a $500,000 state grant to upgrade Three Rivers Lane.

The November meeting of the commission was changed from Monday, November 11th to Tuesday, November 12th due to the Veteran's Day holiday on the 11th.

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