Franklin County Council has agreed to hire a consultant to assist with the county’s ongoing budget woes.
Council members voted 4-3 in favor of hiring Curtis Coonrod of C.L. Coonrod of Indianapolis, according to the Franklin County Observer.
Coonrod is a certified public accountant whose practice involves services to Indiana local governmental financial management. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers’ Association, the Association of Indiana Counties and the Indiana Township Association.
Council members agreed to hire him for $175 an hour for services to the county. Council member Becky Ogelsby suggested Coonrod to begin by looking into increasing the county’s cumulative capital rate.