John Glenn School Board Hold Public Hearing on Budget

The John Glenn School Board members held a public hearing on the 2018 budget on Tuesday night.

The 2018 budget estimate for all funds totals $17,730,462. The General Fund is just over $12,740,000 while the Capital Project Fund is estimated at $1,344,165. Officials told MAX 98.3 FM News that no major projects are anticipated in 2018, just maintenance on equipment, buildings and grounds. The Bus Replacement Plan is estimated at $300,000.

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John Glenn School Board to Meet Tonight

John Glenn School Board

The John Glenn School Board will hold a public hearing on the 2018 budget when they meet tonight. The board members then plan to adopt the budget including the Capital Projects Plan and Bus Replacement Plan.

Reports from all of the building principals will be given along with information from Superintendent Richard Reese.

The John Glenn School Board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the meeting room in the administration building.

Bremen Town Council Discusses Budget

The Bremen Town Council approved the second reading on the proposed 2018 budget when the members met Monday night.

Director of Operations Trend Weldy said that one high ticket project is in the budget for next year.

“We do have some big coming in the pipe next year. We have a one-and-a-half million dollar lift station project that we’re talking about for the wastewater department. We may sale that down and make it into two projects.”

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Marshall County Council Cuts Budget

The Marshall County Council members worked to cut $444,420 from the budget when they met Monday morning.

The total budget to be advertised is just over $25 million for all funds. The General Fund totals $12,798,016. The assessor’s office will have a $12,000 reduction as the members thought the pay increase budgeted was over the three percent recommendation, and a full-time position in the prosecutor’s office was omitted as the request was not before the council. That money was transferred to a part-time line item.

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Marshall County Council to Meet Today

The Marshall County Council will meet this morning with a full agenda. The council members will discuss all of the line items in the 2018 budget in a hearing after their regular business meeting.

James Bend and James Pheibush will have a funding request for care of inmate patients while Sheriff Matt Hassel and Annette Osborn from WIC will request a waiver for a 90-day probationary pay. EMA Director Clyde Avery will present an additional request for a mitigation plan update with the EMA Performance Grant and the personnel committee members will discuss updates to several positions. Continue reading

Plymouth School Board Approves Use of Rainy Day Fund for Lincoln Junior High Project

The Lincoln Junior High School building project has the Plymouth Community School Corporation borrowing money from its Rainy Day Fund. Superintendent Andy Hartley told the school board Tuesday that some architect’s bills will soon be due to Barton-Coe-Vilamaa, but the bonds to pay for the project won’t be sold for another couple months.

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Plymouth City Council to Meet in Special Session Tonight

Plymouth City Building

The Plymouth City Council will meet in special session tonight.

The members will discuss an ordinance regarding a municipal motor vehicle license excise surtax and a municipal wheel tax. The ordinance was called as first reading during the council’s regular session on Monday, Aug. 14. The ordinance would help gather funds for the construction and rehabilitation of roads and streets. It was suggested that implementing a wheel tax could take some relief off of other line items in the budget to help with other General Fund needs.

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