Ruth Commissioners approve budget
Commissioners for the Town of Ruth approved the 2014-15 fiscal year budget during the regular business meeting Monday night. The $185,115.15 budget is balanced with a $0.28 per $100 property evaluation. The tax rate remains the same as it has been in more than 15 years.
Budget highlights included an increase for software upgrade, increase in audit contract cost and a potential nominal increase from Rutherford County in tonnage costs for landfill fees.
Also Monday night, commissioners renewed the contract for legal services with King Law Offices, PLLC. Attorney John Crotts serves the Town of Ruth.
The board also signed a contract to audit accounts with Lowdermilk Church & Co.,LLP.
A contract was also approved for Goforth Pest Control for quarterly service to treat an ant problem.
The board approved a request from Northland Cable representative Ronnie Parker to install a new pole to mount power for Northland’s updated cable.
Mayor Don Baynard was reappointed to the Broad River Water Authority (BRWA) Board.
“We are pleased with his willingness to serve and so very proud to say he remains as the only original board member from BRWA board’s inception,”said Town Clerk Amy Goode-Hanaway.
Bostic electric rates increase
BOSTIC — Bostic Town Council adopted its 2014-15 fiscal year budget when it met Monday night. The budget totals $760,051.
The tax rate remains the same at $0.26 per $100 property valuation.
The board approved a 3 percent increase in the town’s electric rates.