By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Budget and Finance Committee met Monday evening, approving multiple budget amendments. 

Budget analyst Richard Terry presented budget amendments 12-1 through 12-12 to the budget committee.

The majority of the amendments had to do with the Campbell County Board of Education and the general purpose school fund. These included realignment of funds to cover the higher cost of the CCHS cafeteria renovations, as well as staff development needs being higher. Other realignments simply moved funds from one line item to another such as appropriations being realigned to provide for personnel costs associated with the newly established elementary alternative school. 

Other budget amendments passed by the budget and finance committee included insurance recovery proceeds being appropriated from the lightning strike on the airport beacon, as well as insurance proceeds from an ambulance that was considered a total loss after an incident on I-75 on August 29th. These proceeds will be appropriated for replacement of the ambulance. 

An amendment was approved to cover the difference in costs of medical insurance requirements as well. 

According to Terry, the realignment of budget line items is needed to “meet the needs of the current fiscal year to address changes in participation during the open enrollment process as well as for personnel changes that have occurred during the fiscal year.”

Final budget amendments approved were to appropriate funds for the operational needs of the K-9 unit that was donated to the Campbell County Sheriff’s department. These funds had been earmarked for this purpose after the sheriff’s department sold a K-9 last year, and those funds were set aside.

These amendments will have to be presented for approval to the full county commission at next Monday’s meeting. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/12/2023-6AM)