Washington County Treasurer Melissa Thornbrough says this year’s preliminary budget is lower than last year.
“The projected overall budget will be $9.63 million and that is $5.54 million from the general fund and $4.09 from the sales tax,” she said of the preliminary figures which were signed by the budget board on Monday.
“The proposed preliminary budget, which is lower than our last year’s final budget, will go into effect on July 1.”
Right now the budget is waiting for the approval of the Excise Board on June 21, she said.
In 2016, the preliminary budget was $9.29 million with $5.46 million from the general fund and the sales tax budget was $3.83 million. The overall budget ended up being $10.036 million with $5.76 million for the general fund and $4.27 million for sales tax.
“Once the final revenue and evaluations are in, the budget board will be able to finalize and make adjustments as needed before approving the final budget and the final budget,” she said. “It is lower because it is the projection amount so we don’t have the overall valuations in and all that. It’s possible that it could go up a bit, and usually the final budget is a little more.”
She hopes that the budget will pass through with no issues.
“I don’t see anything that is controversial, hopefully we will get it signed,” she said.
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