12 - 04 - 2013 J.-Co. Commissioner takes issue with Gen. Fund Budget
[LS] - Last night during the Juniata County Commissioners meeting in Mifflintown, commissioner Teresa O'Neal was the only "Nay" vote on the tentative $8.8 million 2014 General Fund Budget. Despite having no tax increase and being at least 5% less than the 2013 budget, O'Neal said there were certain portions of the budget she liked & some she didn't. Nevertheless, the other 2 commissioners, Robert Reynolds & Jeff Zimmerman voting in favor of the budget. O'Neal took issue with what she called a "lack of oversight" throughout the year in dealing with budget issues. Both Zimmerman & Reynolds agreed that they felt the budget was "fiscally sound." O'Neal argued over her assumption that several line items had been short changed or completely ignored. Final ratification will take place at the Dec. 31 commissioners meeting.