The Faulkner County Quorum Court postponed approving the county’s 2012 budget and recessed Tuesday night’s meeting for the lack of one school district’s proposed millage.
State law requires that the county’s millage be set in November, but Rose Bud’s figures were missing. Increased property values in the Rose Bud school district because of Fayetteville shale play will most likely result in a tax rollback.
Because of the delay, the court was compelled to recess until Dec. 20, the next regularly scheduled meeting. Another meeting for Dec. 27 was also set in case the court needs more time to finish its business before the end of the year.
Justices agreed that they’d like more time to review the budget prepared by County Treasurer Regina Oakley that had some departments estimating smaller appropriations in 2011.
In the proposed budget, appropriations from all departments totaled almost $33 million.
The court approved an end-of-the-year, one-time payment of $100 to every employee with funds from a workers compensation insurance pool. Faulkner County is one of several Arkansas counties that participate in the pool.
In other business, the court asked that maps of the changed JP districts be added to the county’s website, faulknercounty.org.
(Staff writer Becky Harris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 505-1234.)