Aug 01, 2020 5:48 PM

Reno County Commission to meet Tuesday, Wednesday

Posted Aug 01, 2020 5:48 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Board of Reno County Commissioners will have two meetings next week.

Their regular agenda session on Tuesday will include a COVID-19 Update from Health Department Director Nick Baldetti and Emergency Management Director Adam Weishaar, the approval of the Consent Agenda, the public hearing on the 2021 Budget and discussion of the group health plan rates for the county and the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

The proposed budget for next year totals $75.1 million on total taxes levied of $25.6 million. With that, the mill levy will stay at 41.687 mills.

The county has been working to hold the line on the budget with significant drops in revenue projected in the coming months due to the pandemic. The commission had a choice to raise the mill levy on county citizens, but chose to hold the line on spending. Tuesday's meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Reno County courthouse.

Commissioners will meet again on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for a work session on the Coronavirus Relief Fund. That work session will happen in the Courthouse Veterans Room.