Budget review 'comforting' to commission, despite flooding

Friday, July 8, 2011

CHARLESTON -- Spending in Mississippi County seems to be on an acceptable pace considering the county is dealing with a 100-year flood event.

County commissioners conducted their second quarterly budget review during their regular meeting Thursday.

The road and bridge department fund has 63 percent of its budget remaining which, Commissioner Robert Jackson said, "is kind of comforting."

The department still has 75 percent of its budget for materials left but commissioners noted almost no regular road maintenance is done yet as efforts are focused on restoring flood-damaged roads to passable condition.

"We've just been trying to plug holes," Presiding Commissioner Carlin Bennett said.

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