Jefferson County Approves Budget

Sep 18, 2013

Jefferson County commissioners have approved a more than $463 million budget presented by County Manager Tony Petelos.

   The commission approved the budget on Tuesday.

   WBRC-TV reports ( that it includes more money to purchase equipment which has been neglected for years because of the county's money troubles.

   The budget will include a 2 percent cost-of-living raise for county workers for the first time in years. Petelos said the county needs to do more to keep workers from leaving.

   The budget also includes an additional $3.7 million to allow Sheriff Mike Hale to reopen the Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer.

   Information from: WBRC-TV,