Todd Fiscal Court unanimously passed first reading of its budget for the upcoming fiscal year in a special-called meeting Tuesday evening.
The new spending plan is for a little over 6.4 million dollars—about 200 thousand dollars less than the current fiscal year's budget. The ambulance service line item is where the biggest reduction is seen—dropping from about $717,000 this year to a little over $359,000 in the coming year. Todd Fiscal Court voted last month to contractually privatize the ambulance service through Comm-Care—which already does the service in Logan County.
Magistrate Brent Spurlin praised the Budget Committee for their hard work and believes it's a fiscally sound plan.
Fiscal Court will consider second reading at a regular meeting later this month.