Other elected officials met with commissioners today to discuss the 2010 budget for their departments.
County Recorder Karen Vincent says her department spent $258,000 last year. In 2010, she's requesting an $8,000 increase. Vincent said her employees have not been given a raise in two years and the Recorder's Office revenue is increasing.
"In 2009 we were up about 40,000 dollars, back in 2004 we had a really good year, but since then the revenues have been...
City Council is taking steps to finalize its 2010 budget.
At tonight's meeting an ordinance was introduced that would give authorization to create a furlough system for city employees. However the ordinance does not authorize furloughs, that is a decision made by Mayor Zwelling.
The ordinance moved to a second reading.
A hearing is scheduled for January 25 to discuss the budget and potential problems and solutions.
Also, meeting with Muskingum County Commissioners Monday was Prosecutor Mike Haddox.
Commissioner John Bates says the Prosecutor's Office was one of the county agencies that cut back last year, when others did not.
"We asked most departments to freeze the salaries and the wages and not spend anymore than they had to, so they did turn some money back in at the end of the year and we're very glad of that and there was some that went ahead and gave their employees raises,...
The cold weather and the high cost of gasoline is causing budget issues for the Muskingum County Engineer's office. Engineer Doug Davis spoke with Muskingum County Commissioners about his department's budget.
"So we were here to talk about budget with the Commissioners and we use that opportunity to look at trends where we think we're going to be in the future for 2010, 2011, and 2012. So we're now budgeting out that far ahead to look at capital improvements. So it's an idea and...
Today the Muskingum County Commissioners are reviewing all the departments 2010 budget requests.
And as expected many departments heads had to make more cut-backs. Muskingum County Auditor Anita Adams says they did the best they could to trim costs.
"We have been experiencing reduced revenues and in light of that we are asked as each department our office had to look at our requests to see if there were any voluntary cuts that we make and to hopefully being the budget in...
The City of Zanesville's big budget problems were threatening to end one city department's existence, but now it looks like that won't be happening thanks to an amendment in the City of Zanesville's 2010 temporary budget.
At last night's city council meeting Mayor Zwelling proposed pulling money from the fire department's salaries and operations budget to fund the city's building and maintenance department for another three months.