Ordinance may be updated to specify spending

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 07:45 PM.

“I think the county should focus on paying off the loan,” Goodman said.

Commissioner Lynn Gothard asked if the MSBU could be desolved and the county continue to collect the assessment to pay toward the debt.

“The assessment can be put toward the debt,” Voehl said. “The commissioners can designate where the funds go.” She said typically, ordinances establishing MSBUs designate line items showing where the funds will go and which services will be provided.

The county’s MSBU ordinance could be updated with set amounts designated for maintenance and lighting, putting the rest of the tax funds raised toward retiring the debt.

“I think this is a good idea,” said Commissioner Charles Brock. Commissioner Todd Abbott asked if County Manager Steve Joyner could bring to the next workshop information on how much maintenance and lighting in Sunny Hills costs. “The rest of the money could go to paying off the debt,” Abbott said. “I would like to see us make some decisions and get this rolling immediately.”

“We want to pay this debt off,” Brock said. “I think we need to take the bull by the horns, In theory, we could pay this loan off in four years.”

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