April 13, 2006
Albany-- ATI asked the county for $100,000 to develop and manage sales tax projects. But Thursday, the county commission's finance committee suggested giving ATI $75,000.
Commissioners said ATI doesn't handle as many county projects anymore, but they want to keep ATI as a partner for future projects. "We understand there are intangibles that they provide other than just the services that we needed," said Finance Committee Chairman Lamar Hudgins. "But not to the extent that they were requesting."
ATI was forced to slash its budget, cutting back on employees and spending. In the past the county gave ATI $150,000, which was about 25% of its yearly budget.
The full county commission will vote on the funding request Monday.