School Board Salaries

We posed the question to our readers as to whether school board members should be compensated. Without exception, the responses we received believe that school board members should be compensated at best with a small stipend. This is in keeping with most of the rest...

Should School Board Members be paid for their public service?

  That is a question being asked in Tallahassee during this legislative session. A bill has been introduced in the House to have a constitutional amendment to ban school board salaries. Currently, school board members’ salaries across the state are set by the...

Capital Improvement Plan

The county administrator invited the MCTA to sit in on the CIP (Capital Improvement Plan) discussions to create a list for the next budget year. We attended approximately 50% of the departmental meetings with senior management held over the course of two weeks. At...
MCTA weighs in on whether I’town should get its own fire dept.

MCTA weighs in on whether I’town should get its own fire dept.

For over a year, the Village of Indiantown has been discussing the formation of its own Fire/Rescue Department. Presently, the village is serviced by Martin County Fire/Rescue. They are charged the same for the service as unincorporated county residents and the Town...

A Year End Message from MCTA

As we come to the end of a most difficult 2020, it is time to examine what the next year may bring to the Martin County Taxpayer. Our real estate taxes won’t change in this budget year. Many of us have already paid those taxes to receive the discount that is offered....