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County budget nears completion

Commission gets going early this year on budget requests and reviews

Things aren’t looking too alarming on the county’s budget spreadsheets this year.

Though the current total from all requests made by the various departments that keep the county running are higher than the estimated amount that will be available to spend during fiscal year 2023-24, says County Clerk Melissa Jones, the two figures are relatively close compared to some years.

Total requests this year came in at $18,740,000, which is half a million above the estimated revenue. However, there’s still over a month before the budget needs to be passed on July 11, because the process got underway ear...

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