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|Building Inspector Position Will Be Included in County Budget
|A very important job which will be highly visible in the community, according to one board member, will still be budgeted for, even if the Knox County Board doesn't ever approve the position. The Knox County Board Monday night voted to budget around $47,000 for a building inspector, even if they never use the position.
District Two Board Member Dr. Bill Abel said the position for the building inspector has been put into motion even before the full board discussed the specifics such as salary and made the recommendation that it be removed from the budget.
District One's Allen Pickrel agreed saying they have never even voted to have the position adding that it's just absolutely crazy.
Abel tells WGIL he hadn't even heard any kind of discussion on the details of the position.
"I did not think it should have been put in the agenda," Abel said. "That item, of the sudden, just slipped into the agenda, and I was definitely opposed to that, because no input was put into the salary, benefits, nothing. It was just put in there. I didn't approve of that at all. That's not a good way of doing business.
Outgoing District Three board member Jan Occhi said the position needs to be budgeted for even if they don't approve having a building inspector. Knox County Treasurer Robin Davis said just like the IT or Public Information officer position, you have to budget the money, but don't have to spend the money.
District Five's David Serven said no matter what you believe about the position it's good business practice to plan ahead.
|11 24 09 by Newsroom
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