Commissioners discuss Sunny Hills mowing contracts

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM.

Gothard said the debt could be paid off in 2016 if 80 percent of the MSBU revenues were paid toward retiring the debt. The remaining 20 percent could be applied to maintaining street lighting and lawn maintenance in Sunny Hills.

“If we kept lighting costs as they are, then that would take 6 percent of the budget,” Gothard said, “and that would leave 14 percent to pay for mowing.”

Gothard said the 14 percent amounted to about $64,000.

The revised MSBU ordinance would also delete all references to the MSBU Advisory Council.

Commissioner Charles Brock asked Goodman if the county could bypass the advisory council.

“The board is in control of that pot of money,” Goodman said. “The advisory council is exactly that, they give advice. But it is the board that is in charge.”

Goodman said he recommended the ordinance set percentages instead of amounts, which would result in a more transparent way of accounting for the expenditures of the MSBU’s funds. He also recommended selling off any MSBU assets and contracting for any lawn maintenance.

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