Sparks fly as Fisher County officials debate budget

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Fisher County Commissioners have been holding special meetings for weeks, combing through the budget and attempting to squeeze every dollar out of a narrowing revenue stream. As commissioners and county officials hotly debated department needs during Monday’s budget workshop, they pointed accusatory fingers, made and rescinded motions, and shifted, added, subtracted and reallocated funds, ending at the same bottom line where they began.

Earlier this month, Fisher commissioners discussed levying taxes at the rollback rate for the first time in years. The primary contributing factor was the incredible drop in tax revenue anticipated from wind farms this year.

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