Delaware County Board of Supervisors Meeting Recap

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday on the county’s proposed property tax levies for the upcoming fiscal year for general and rural services.

The County has proposed a four-point-88 percent increase for general services of six-point-six million dollars. The increase will cover renovations to the old Community Savings Bank location in Manchester which will now be known as the Courthouse Annex. It will also fund the purchase of new furnishings for the new jail and Sheriff’s Office, renovation of the old Sheriff’s Office and courthouse offices and the increase in employee wages.

The County has also proposed a two-point-43 percent increase in rural services. That increase is due to an increase in the amount being transferred to Secondary Roads for the maintenance of county roads, as well as increases in employee wages.

No one spoke for or against the proposed property tax levies, with the County approving it.

Also at Monday’s Delaware County Supervisors meeting:

  • The Board set a community meeting date for the issue of vacating some Sand Springs area roadways. The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 24th from 6 to 8 pm at the Hopkinton Community Center. Letters will be sent to residents this week.
  • Public hearings have been set for the Proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget and the Budget Amendment to the current year – both hearings will be held March 16th. A public hearing will also be held on March 16th on a confinement feeding operation construction permit for Tenderloin Ranch LL in Section 3 of Adams Township. And a public hearing is set for March 16th for the County’s five-year construction program.
  • And the County has approved a final employee payout of $23,950 to the family of Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Eric Brooks. The payout covers pay for accumulated sick leave and vacation for Brooks, who passed away earlier this month.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH