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BOC votes to wait on budget approval
Commissioners request more time, info
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After the third and final public hearing, the Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to table a vote on the 2019 budget for two weeks. Commissioners proposed several changes as well as asked finance and human resources to track down information to help with their decision making on certain items. District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix said she would like to consider combining a front office reception position with a public information specialist for the county, and asked the finance department if she could get numbers on how much that salary would cost. Nix also asked that the board consider removing the recommended cost of living increase for supplementary employees, an amount of around $4,300. “We have not paid that since 2006 and I would like the board to consider not starting that,” Nix said.