A better crowd was on hand for the quarterly meeting that new District 6 Magistrate Mark Woosley held Thursday. Also attending was State Representative Michael Meredith, who gave the crowd an update to the new laws of interest from the last legislative session, and Sheriff Shane Doyle, who gave information on the latest criminal activity and arrests in the county.
One of the group's biggest concerns centered around the current financial state of the county. It was discussed that a tax increase may need to be looked at, or some of the services the county provides may be on the chopping block. "We can't do without our sheriff, or ambulance service, and we don't want to lose our parks and rec," Woosley said.
One resident mentioned that allowing alcohol sales in the county would be a way to increase tax revenue without a property tax increase. Magistrate Woosley encouraged those present to come to the fiscal court meetings to present their ideas to the rest of the county government. "That's why we have these meetings, so new ideas can be discussed," Woosley said.
Those present expressed their gratitude to Magistrate Woosley for involving them in the process.
Edmonson Voice Staff