Public hearings on the fiscal year 2007-2008 budget came to a close Wednesday, marking the third day of presentations by elected officials and department heads to the County Commissioners Court.

Wednesday’s presenters were as follows:

County Judge Chad Adams

In his proposed budget, Adams requested a $2,000 increase in his travel reimbursement budget, a $570 increase in telephone funds and an additional $2,000 for attending conferences.

Maintenance

Supervisor Keith Roberts requested a salary raise for a maintenance mechanic, and an increase in operational expenditures for travel reimbursement, utilities, repairs/routine maintenance, custodial supplies, and courthouse lawn care.

County Clerk Cindy Polley

Polley’s proposed budget seeks to reclassify a Clerk II position to a Clerk III, and an increase in funds for travel reimbursement.

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Extension

County agent Mark Arnold told commissioners that the Extension seeks an increase for its operating budget, specifically for general travel, 4-H travel, integrated pest management conference fees, a cell phone for the integrated pest management agent and vehicle maintenance.

Constable Terry Nay

Nay’s primary request is for a new deputy constable position to act as a school resource officer, the cost to be split evenly between the county and the Waxahachie ISD.

Noting that the Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Court handled about 9,000 cases during the present fiscal year, Nay also requested funds for an additional part-time deputy constable position.

Juvenile Probation

Chief Chris Aldama requested increases for operating expenditures including travel, general miscellaneous, education and training and psychiatric/medical. He also requested an increase in salary for three employees and capital expenditures.

Soil/Water Conservation District

Lee Harris requested an increase in funding for dam maintenance and repair, operational maintenance and amended easements. Harris also requested $5,000 be set aside for emergency repairs.

County Engineer Joe White

White requested the addition of a clerk position for his department and increasing funding for salaries and capital expenditures. The proposed capital expenditures are for program costs and equipment, including two trucks.

Auditor Mike Navarro

Navarro requested increased funding for salary and related costs, operational expenditures of telephone and supplies, and a decrease in funding for contract labor. He also requested the addition of an accounting clerk position for his department.

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Judge Gene Calvert’s proposed budget includes no changes from the present fiscal year.

E-mail Anthony at Anthony.Trojan@waxahachiedailylight.com