Wise County Commissioners may spend up to approximately $30 million this fiscal year, according to the proposed budget published on the county’s Web site, www.co.wise.tx.us. The agenda for the publicly held commissioners’ court on Tuesday, February 16, scheduled for 9 a.m. on the third floor of the courthouse, listed a discussion about the 2010 Fiscal Year Budget, including a three-year capital expenditure plan consisting of fiscal years 2008-2010. Other topics for the discussion included a budget workshop, as well as amendments and adoptions to the budget.
According to another document published on the Web site lists the county’s elected officials’ salaries totaling almost $1 million for 19 politicians. While this document contradicted this year’s proposed budget for the county judge’s salary by $15,000, it also stated that any contradictions may be explained as a “state supplement”.
Several of these politicians are up for re-election during the upcoming primary elections scheduled for Tuesday, March 2. Any potential voter wanting to witness his/her incumbent actively engaging in the county’s government business has the right to do so, and may have such opportunities by attending public meetings.
The agenda for the meeting listed at the top of this story also listed ratification of a grant agreement between Wise County and the State of Texas for the Task Force on Indigent Defense, and potential easements for Devon on County Road 4733—near Boyd, and Greenwood Road—near Decatur.
As well, a discussion about Wise County’s burn ban status was scheduled. The burn ban was not in effect at the time this story was written, according to the County Web site.