Mathews supervisors, meeting on July 25, unanimously approved a range of budget amendments suggested by Mathews County Administrator Ramona Wilson, denying only one.
The approved amendments included such measures as increasing the IT budget to pay for a new position and other costs, increasing the commissioner of revenue’s budget to pay for comp board reimbursable costs and the cost of adjusting employees’ salaries for compression, increasing the building and grounds budget to pay for two seasonal employees and re-organization of the department, decreasing the contingency fund, and others. Accounting for both increases and decreases, the total increase to the budget was $109,443.
The one budget amendment supervisors denied, on a 4–1 vote, with supervisor Melissa Mason dissenting, was a request by the Mathews Board of Zoning Appeals for an additional $1,000 for attorney fees due to an increase in the number of appeals the board is hearing.
Board chairman Dave Jones said he was...
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