Harrison Co. budget writers: Everything is on the table

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - It's budget time for the Harrison County Board of Supervisors. The Board is just beginning work on the 2012 budget.

Supervisors are looking at raw numbers and budget requests from all departments in the county. After this step, department heads will be called in to justify budget requests.

Board President Windy Swetman does not expect any major cuts, but said everything is on the table.

"Harrison County is strong. Certainly there are deficits in areas," Board President Windy Swetman said. "In dealing with budgets it's very simple. You can't spend more then what you take in. The Board has done a good job of adopting a balanced budget through the years. We're going to work, rolling up our sleeves to make sure we do the best for the taxpayers of this county."

The Board went on record saying they would try to avoid tapping into cash reserves to meet county obligations.

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