Tax increases not likely in upcoming year

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 24, 2001

Supervisors say signs point to a year without a tax increase for Adams County taxpayers.

&uot;We knew something was up when we came in (Thursday) morning and (County Administrator) Charlie (Brown) was in a good mood,&uot; said Supervisor Lynwood Easterling. &uot;He had a smile on his face.&uot;

Brown said he wanted to check his figures one more time and report back to the supervisors at 8 a.m. today.

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&uot;We’re all excited and (Charlie Brown’s) going back to make sure,&uot; Easterling said. &uot;He’s checking the record. He’s checking it twice.&uot;

Supervisor Darryl Grennell said all the supervisors left Thursday’s meeting feeling &uot;pretty good&uot; about the budget.

&uot;In the morning (Friday) we will know and … I pray that we are looking good,&uot; Grennell said.

If not, supervisors will consider other cuts.&160;In other budget changes, supervisors may readjust a cut in salary for detention officers in the under-construction juvenile justice center. After an agreement to reduce those salaries from $18,000 to $17,000, the supervisors may raise that salary to $17,300 after a specified amount of time.

&uot;But we haven’t finalized that yet,&uot; Grennell said.

Last year, the county approved a tax increase that equaled a $19 increase on a $100,000 house.

&uot;We’ll be looking for the expression on (Charlie Brown’s) face (this) morning,&uot; Easterling said.