County Board adopts 2018 draft budget and levy

For the last two months, the Wright County Board of Commissioners has been meeting with department heads and doing a line item-by-line item breakdown of the proposed budgets for 2018. At the Sept. 26 meeting of the county board, the commissioners presented their draft budget and levy for 2018.
“This is the culmination of many weeks of budget meeting put in by departments heads and staff in compiling our budgets and presenting it to you,” County Coordinator Lee Kelly said. “We are required to pass a preliminary budget and levy by Sept. 30. This is the last meeting that you have to take action on that.”
The draft budget came in at $126,252,299 – a $12.4 million increase (10.9 percent) over 2017 and a draft levy, the amount paid through property taxes by county residents and business, at $62,680,533 – a $4.5 million increase (7.73 percent).

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