The budget was approved for 2016 fiscal year by the Madison County Board last night. A few appointments were also made and board members questioned county staff on several topics. An outgoing board member was also honored for his four years of service.
The budget was set at just over $129-million, which is about $1-million less than last year. Also yesterday, County Board member Mick Madison, a Republican of Bethalto, questioned what he called inconsistencies on two construction projects.
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County Information Technology Director Timothy Renick says it’s not just a wall.
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County Board member Tom McRae, a Republican of Bethalto, asked why Ebola was mentioned in the budget.
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County Health Department Director Toni Corona says it is just a precaution.
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Also at the meeting board member Terry Davis, a Democrat of Granite City, was honored for his service on the board. He has announced he is stepping down, and his replacement will tentatively be announced at the December county board meeting.