Mayor Tim Burchett Presents $819 Million Budget

$819 million is the total budget for Knox County. County Mayor Tim Burchett presented his 2019 Budget to the County Commission Monday morning. The proposal is 2.6% higher than last year’s without any tax increases.

Burchett suggests that the County and Schools split the budget to bridge the $1.3 million funding gap for Project Grad and the magnet programs. The mayor says it’ll be a one time deal that will support the programs while an evaluation occurs to determine future funding.

Burchett also recommended increased salaries for Knox County deputies, 46 new cruisers, nearly $20 million for construction projects and $5 million to support Zoo Knoxville.

Several public meetings have been scheduled over the next few days to discuss concerns with taxpayers.


Monday, May 7
Halls Senior Center – 1:30 p.m. – 4405 Crippen Road

Corryton Senior Center – 2:30 p.m. – 9331 Davis Drive

Carter Senior Center – 3:30 p.m. – 9036 Asheville Highway

Burlington Library – 5:00 p.m. – 4614 Asheville Highway

 

Tuesday, May 8
Powell Library – 12:00 p.m. – 330 W. Emory Road

Karns Senior Center – 2:00 p.m. – 8042 Oak Ridge Highway

Strang Senior Center – 3:00 p.m. – 109 Lovell Heights Road

Cedar Bluff Library – 4:00 p.m. – 9045 Cross Park Drive

 

Wednesday, May 9
Fountain City Library – 2:30 p.m. – 5300 Stanton Road

South Senior Center – 3:30 p.m. – 6729 Martel Lane

Bearden Library – 4:30 p.m. – 100 Golf Club Road

Farragut Library – 5:30 p.m. – 417 N. Campbell Station Road

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