Todd Fiscal Court to hear first reading of budget Friday

Todd Fiscal Court will hear first reading of a budget for the next fiscal year Friday morning and there will be major changes—some pandemic related and some not.

Treasurer Tammy Robertson says the $7.2 million budget accounts for a stark decrease in the number of state inmates housed in the Todd County Jail due to COVID-19 and an additional $300,000 will be needed from the general fund to balance the jail’s budget.

Two expenses that were going up long before the pandemic—health insurance and retirement—will also require additional funds in the upcoming fiscal year.

Robertson stresses that all services provided by Todd Fiscal Court will remain the same, despite the pandemic.

Todd County employees will receive a cost of living raise during the next fiscal year and the budget does not anticipate increases to any taxes.

Todd Fiscal Court will meet virtually Friday morning at 9 and it can be heard live on the Todd County Fiscal Court Facebook page.