Budget issues could lead to state takeover in Jellico

Budget issues could lead to state takeover in Jellico


JELLICO (WATE) - The town of Jellico faces a state takeover if leaders can't pass a budget soon.

The state comptroller sent a letter to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen more than a week ago, noting that the city had not passed a budget and not addressed its, "serious financial situation."

The letter directs the city to adopt a budget by June 30 and a tax levy by July 1 or the comptroller will submit his own.

Jellico's leaders could potentially be removed from office.

Jellico battled financial problems last fall. At one point city employees did not get paychecks on time because officials said there was no money to pay them.

Jellico's mayor did not respond to a request for comment.


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