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Emergency Management Commission reviews next year’s budget

Budget planning topped the majority of discussion during the Franklin County Emergency Management Commission’s (FCEMC) regular meeting on Nov. 26.

     Emergency Management Coordinator Thomas Craighton handed out a tentative budget he compiled for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Because 2013 was the FCEMC’s year of existence following the county’s split from their parntership with Cerro Gordo County, Craighton said he was uncertain on some of the estimated figures. However, he felt this year’s numbers were on par.

     “The numbers we’re operating off this year were strictly a guess,” he explained. “Hopefully next year well be better because we have more information to show for each line item.”

     The majority of Craighton’s proposed budget included standard operational costs and expenses for equipment upgrades. Certain categories from last year went completely unfunded because they were unneccessary, while others saw slight boost.

Read the full article in the Dec. 4 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.