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BOC holds second budget hearing
Third and final hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 18
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The Dawson County Board of Commissioners could vote Thursday to adopt the 2019 proposed budget. The board held the first hearing Oct. 4 and the second on Oct. 11. Prior to the hearing Oct. 11, Chairman Billy Thurmond stated he had three changes he wished to propose: adding back $1,100 to the general supply budget for the Tax Commissioner’s Office, including $6,200 in the planning and zoning department budget for computer software that was not asked for because the former planning director anticipated being awarded a new software; and adding an additional $8,000 to the parks and recreation budget for power. Parks and Recreation Director Matt Payne said that underestimation on the cost of the new soccer lights at Rock Creek Park as well as the cost of the new pool house having air conditioning and more lights than the older pool house necessitated the need to add more funds to the power budget. None of the other commissioners discussed any changes they anticipated making.