Monday, during the last session of Bowie County Commissioners Court for this fiscal year, the budget for the next fiscal year was approved unanimously.
Although spokesmen for the Court’s Financial Advisory Committee had expressed dissatisfaction with Judge Sterling Lacy’s proposed budget, none of the commissioners offered any suggestions for changes.
After the commissioners declined to offer any changes to the proposed budget, Judge Lacy offered several changes based on input from various department heads. He gave the commissioners a 64-page document (PDF link below) highlighting each change, and explained them.
Lacy then offered the commissioners a recess so they could have time to look over the changes, but each one declined, and when asked, none of them had any questions or comments about the changes.
The budget for FY 2014-2015 was passed unanimously on a roll-call vote.
In the next agenda item, the Court unanimously approved the tax rate for the new fiscal year.