The Fayette County Board of Commissioners approved most elements of the FY2018 budget last week, but will consider two smaller funding requests at a later meeting. Courtesy Fayette County

Fayette County approves budget

Most of Fayette County’s FY2018 budget was approved recently, but two elements remain unresolved. Following the second and final public hearing, the Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to accept the $50 million general fund budget plus water system expenses and capital improvement projects that put the total budget at $101.4 million.

The board voted 3-2 to give a $43,000 supplement to the Griffin Circuit Superior Court judges, but delayed consideration of a $7,000 contribution to the nonprofit Fayette FACTOR organization and a request from the Fayette CARE Clinic for $14,000.

Charles Rousseau voted against all of the measures, calling the discussion of judges’ salaries “highly inappropriate.”

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