Ellis Gives The State Of Williamson County Address
In Williamson County, Commissioner Ron Ellis says officials need to keep adding revenue to the general reserve fund.
Ellis spoke at the Kokopelli Golf Club yesterday to deliver his state of the county address. He says he learned the need for a reserve during the cleanup after storms in May 2009.
“Our county highway department had financial reserves in place that allowed us to expend the funds for immediate cleanup efforts," Ellis says. "Had it not been for the highway reserves in place, I don’t know when the cleanup would’ve gotten done.”
He says they’ve made progress since then, but there’s a ways to go.
“While we have $1.3 million set aside, we still have a long way to go to meet our six-month reserve of about 7 million dollars,” Ellis says.
He says issues with state funding are another reason he wants to raise those reserves.
He also commended the other county commissioners, Brent Gentry and Jim Marlo, for being able to come to a consensus on a balanced budget.
He also praised the achievements the county has made in the past year, including two new courtrooms, a new morgue and a renovated gun range for the sheriff’s department.