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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Hamilton County Council Concludes 2019 Budget Hearings


County of Hamilton
State of Indiana


Contact: Tammy Sander
Phone: (317) 517-9520

Hamilton County Council Concludes 2019 Budget Hearings
New Hires, Employee Raises Top List of New Expenditure

(NOBLESVILLE, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018) – Hamilton County County Councilors wrapped up two days of budget hearings at the County Courthouse this afternoon. They finalized a budget of just under $100 million for the 2019 fiscal year.

“I’d like to commend our Council for doing a great job,” Council President Steve Schwartz says. “There are seven different viewpoints on this Council and a lot of passion in the decision-making process, but overall I’m happy with the outcome. We spend very wisely.”

The proposed budget includes 20 new full-time positions, one each in the Coroner’s Office and Parks and Recreation Department, two in the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and 16 new sheriff’s deputies to staff the new jail expansion. A new part-time employee has also been added to help with Veteran Services. The proposed budget also includes raises for County employees as well as $1.3 million to support eleven not-for-profit agencies within Hamilton County.

“Our expenditures will meet our revenues in the coming year,” says Vice President Brad Beaver. Beaver will become Council President in January. “We were presented with budget requests from every department in the County. This is the best budget we could afford without going in the red.”

The Council is scheduled to formally adopt the proposed budget at a special meeting on Monday, October 15th at 8:30 a.m. in Conference Room 1A. Once approved it will be sent to the State of Indiana for approval before going into effect January 1, 2019.

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