County prepares to propose a millage

Holmes County Board of County Commissioners 7-23

The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners review the budget during their special session on July 23 to decide what the proposed millage rate will be submitted during next week’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Cecilia Spears
Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 07:40 PM.

BONIFAY — The Holmes County Board of County Commissioners went into their second week of reviewing the budget during their special session on July 23 to decide what the proposed millage rate will be submitted during next week’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Holmes County Sheriff’s Office brought in a revised version of their budget, reducing it by $7,802 from their previous budget submission in efforts to encourage the county to consider another deputy position to be added.

“We devised to add another deputy by taking away our bonuses,” said Sheriff Tim Brown.

Commissioner Kenneth Williams suggested that they eliminate one of the two deputies’ positions at the courthouse to give more towards hiring one to watch the county.

“First of all that was the judge’s call to increase security at the courthouse,” said Brown. “Second, we don’t have anyone to relieve the that one deputy, which means that the area’s security would be compromised every time he had to use the bathroom or eat lunch.”

Williams suggested a possible part time position to cover for the first deputy.

“I have a problem with the weekend having only two guys watching over Holmes County and during the week there’s two guys watching the courthouse,” said Williams. “My first priority isn’t the courthouse, it’s those who need protection in Holmes County because that’s who I serve; Holmes County.”



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