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Borrowing for buses gets alternate spin

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By Damon Lawrence

Roane County Commissioner Randy Ellis has been telling constituents the county is not borrowing money to purchase school buses.

County Executive Ron Woody said Ellis is wrong.   

“We’re going to borrow the money,” Woody said.

Instead of borrowing money to purchase the school buses, Woody wanted the county to ask the school system to buy the buses with money in its operating budget or fund balance.

The budget committee chose not to ask, and instead recommended that the county borrow $160,000 to buy two buses.


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