Maury County, Tennessee

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Maury County is one of 95 counties in Tennessee.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Tennessee county websites

The good

  • Budget and annual finance audit report published.[1]
  • Commissioners are listed with contact information.[2] Meetings posted on calendar.[3]
  • Zoning[4] and building permit[5] info provided.
  • Current bids are posted, contracts not available.[6]
  • Local tax information is provided.[7]
  • Administrative officials listed under respective departments.

The bad

News

The Tennessee Budget Committee voted earlier this week to extend a collection-and-disposal contract valued at $20,700 with the Appertain Corp. and the South Central Tennessee Development District, meaning livestock carcasses will continue to be picked up in Maury County, at least for another six months.

The 5-1 vote came after debate over whether the program constitutes an unnecessary subsidy or rather a worthwhile public service that also happens to primarily benefit a key regional economic sector.

“When it comes down to using our tax dollars to subsidize a business expense, I don’t like that, because I don’t think that’s how tax dollars should be spent,” said Commissioner June Beckum.[9]

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