Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cheatham Cnty Tax HIKE

I must have missed something...did Cheatham County Taxpayers get a 10% raise??? And why is the county Mayor paying people based on need instead of how well they serve the taxpayers?


ASHLAND CITY — Cheatham County's draft budget for 2007-08 includes 10 percent average raises for county employees, but County Mayor Bill Orange said that would require a tax increase.

Orange told commissioners last week that the salary adjustments for county employees were intended to make Cheatham competitive with other counties — or at least try to.

"It's a good step," he said. "The people who make the least will get the highest increase."