Etna Green Town Value Assessed

After hearing the town’s assessed value is down 15 percent, spelling further cuts to the next budget, Etna Green Town Council lowered the current budget by $19,000 Tuesday to cover it. Council voted to reduce major purchases in the motor vehicle highway fund by $15,000 and Cumulative Capital Improvement by $3,899 in order to cover the shortfall of the same amount in the 2015 budget. The need for the reduction next year was relayed by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance during a recent meeting with town Clerk-Treasurer Laura Baker. Also Tuesday, council approved $18,000 for work on the water tower by Leary Construction Co.; and up to $400 to rent the street sweeper from the nearby town of Bourbon for two days. They expect the actual cost asked by the town will be less than the $250 a day to rent a sweeper from a business.