With the county budget now approved, whatís next?
By Kerri Bartlett, Assistant Editor
On Monday, Williamson County Commissioners approved a county budget of $434.8 million for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which sets county spending wheels in motion.
Now that budget talks are complete and the fiscal year is full steam ahead, the Williamson Herald asked a few commissioners what is most important to them and their constituents in the upcoming year?
“It’s important that we stick to the responsibilities of the state, including schools, infrastructure and public safety as well as be a voice of transparency.” Commissioner Kathy Danner,District 4
“The main thing is that we maintain continuity in having excellent schools and continue providing great teachers and staff.” Commissioner Betsy Hester,District 2
“The next big thing is new-school growth versus the needs of other public facilities such as fire and safety. New schools will need to be built. We are behind on our equipment for public safety facilities.” Commissioner Tommy Little, District 5
“I think that the biggest concern is the high quality of the school systems in Williamson County including FSSD and WCS. People in the community understand the high quality of life in Williamson County and because of it, people move here, and we want to be sure that we maintain that.” Commissioner Steve Smith, District 12
Posted on: 7/11/2013