The Dickson County Commission’s Budget Committee listened to two requests for adding money to the 2013-14 budget proposal Monday night and took no action on either. Administrator of Elections Linda Medley asked the committee to restore about $8,600 in cuts that were made to the budget approved by the Dickson County Election Commission. Medley said the budget submitted to the committee by Mayor Bob Rial includes almost $11,000 in cuts that were not a part of the budget approved by the election commission, including another $3,000 reduction in money for a part-time deputy. The same cut in last year’s budget left the election office asking for an amendment after it went over budget for part-time salary. Medley told the committee the election commission put together a “reasonable and necessary” budget proposal to meet the needs of the office and was given no explanation for the cuts. She said after looking over the projected cuts, the office could do without about $1,500 that was left out but asked that $8,600 be restored. During a public hearing on the budget proposal Monday, Joe Muraca of the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department asked the committee to grant its request for $26,000. The budget currently proposes to give $22,000 to each of the county’s five volunteer fire departments, but Muraca said Tennessee City needs more funding. “We can’t continue to operate on the money that we’re getting,” Muraca said. He said the department needs to purchase two automatic external defibrillators for its first-responder medical calls and improve Internet and phone service at its two firehalls. Muraca said the Tennessee City department covers a much larger territory than the other volunteer departments and responded to 455 calls last year, compared to 150-200 calls by the other departments who are receiving the same contribution. Dickson County Trustee Glynda Pendergrass had previously asked that $3,000 be restored to her budget for overtime pay during her office’s busy periods. The Budget and Budget Advisory committees did not discuss any of the requests for changes and the five-member Budget Committee voted to recommend approval of the county general budget as it was presented by the mayor. The final budget vote is scheduled for July 15.