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....

Martin County Waste Collection Contract

The BOCC will consider contracts for County waste collection at its September 15th meeting. The agenda item is set to be heard at 1:15 pm. The contract will have a term of eight years. The difference in the new rates between the current vendor, Waste Management, and...
Martin County School Board Covid Update

Martin County School Board Covid Update

At the August 2020 Martin County Taxpayers’ board meeting, our guests were School Board Chair Marcia Powers and District CFO Carter Morrison. We asked the District to explain to us the impact of COVID-19 on their budget. Our board was given a thorough presentation....