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Hancock Fiscal Court approves budget amendment

A light agenda greeted members of the Hancock County Fiscal Court at its June 28 meeting. It took place at 6 p.m. in the fiscal court meeting room in the county administration building.

The board approved budget amendment #3, which is the ARPA funds from the Federal Government. The county received $847,073. The county had to amend its budget to reflect receiving this money in the 20-21 fiscal year budget, which ends June 30 of this year.

Treasurer’s Report
Hancock County Judge/Executive Chic Roberts read the treasurer’s report. The starting balance, before paying the county’s bills, was $6,905,560.67. Roberts said this amount was higher than this time last year. At this time in 2020 the county had $5,547,182 in the bank.

In other news
• Honored former EMT Dwayne Stanley on his retirement.
• Hired Randy Masterson for the county road department.
• Approved a 2-percent raise for county employees.
• Approved a plan to renovate the bridge on Lee Henderson road.

By Ralph Dickerson

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