NEW BROCKTON -- The Coffee County Commission approved the fiscal year 2020 budget during its regular meeting on Monday.
The new operating budget is set at $23,504,380.64, a 5.65% increase from last year’s budget of $22,248,152.97.
Increased allowances are given for senior centers, debt service, highway, engineering, RRR projects, roll off, solid waste and mapping and appraisal.
The general fund reflects a 4.51% increase from $9,478,350.63, while tire processing showed a 94% decrease from $145,277 to $8,300 and the landfill saw a 2.2% decrease.
Commission Chairman Dean said he believes the commission has shown good money management while completing several projects.
In other business, the commission:
*Voted to provide up to $16,500 to participate in the purchase of an airboat alongside the City of Elba and Elba Fire Department for first responders to better serve individuals in emergencies along rivers.
*Approved the vacation of a portion of Coffee County Road 100.