Polk County Commissioners failed to come to a compromise during a third budget work session Tuesday night, delaying the fiscal year 2017 budget another month.
During the final budget work session of June, county commissioner Jennifer Hulsey proposed an amendment to the FY17 budget that would eliminate the assistant county manager and administrative assistant positions from the budget and to use the savings to fund a 2.5% pay increase for county employees, which includes a 1.25% cost of living adjustment.
Hulsey, Ray Barber and Scotty Tillery voted in favor of the motion and Marshelle Thaxton and Jason Ward voted against the amendment. The budget resolution then failed on a 3-2 vote. (more…)