Cal T'Ship Passes Budget, Not Sure if it Meets State Requirements

11 Oct

By Ken Davidson

 

 

In a sometimes contentious meeting, the Calumet Township Board passed a budget for the upcoming year last night.  Board member Clorius Lay repeatedly questioned Accountant Curtis Whitaker regarding the budget and House Bill 1585.  House Bill 1585, as adopted, provides, if a township’s tax rate is 12 times the state average, the Department of Local Government Finance shall take certain actions to reduce the budget.  If the amount is still not reduced, by 2015 certain portions of the Township, including Griffith, may remove themselves from that township.

Whittaker, under repeated questioning, stated it was impossible to determine at this time whether or not the budget met the criteria outlined in the Act stating he did not have budget figures for other townships.  Lay voted Yes on the budget and it passed 3-0.

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