County Council to begin budget work in earnest

The Bartholomew County Council is taking an aggressive stance on getting the county’s 2020 budget squared away.

County Auditor Pia O’Connor released the budget review schedule during Monday night’s council work session. The first review session is set to begin Monday, Aug. 12 at noon. The body is scheduled to consider budget and requests for additional employees for four days, wrapping up on Thursday, Aug. 15. Friday, Aug 16 is set aside for any business not completed during those four days.

Most departments are requesting across-the-board three-percent pay raises for their employees. Department heads requesting higher raises or additional manpower will need to explain their requests to council during these sessions.

County council’s next meeting is Tuesday, Aug.13 on the fourth floor of the county government building at 440 Third Street.