County budget levy change under 2 percent
By Michael Tidemann – Staff Writer
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday held a public hearing on a budget that would call for a levy slightly under current levels for rural residents.
The fiscal 2008-09 budget would levy $3,695,333 on property, compared to a current-year estimate of $3,637,064. The 2006-07 budget levied $3,585,840 on property in the county.
Overall, revenues will be up from $8,063,323 to $8,199,493.
Urban areas will see a levy of 7.80757 while rural areas will be levied 11.13963 mils, down from 11.22 countywide for the current year.
Total revenues and other sources are projected at $8,199,493 for 2008-09, compared to $8,063,323 for the current year.
On the spending side, increases are seen from the current year to 2008-09 for the following:
n Public safety and legal services, from $1,383,327 to $1,493,037.
n Physical health and social services, from $652,690 to $689,794.
n Mental health, mental retardation, and developmental disability, from $1,651,985 to $1,712,721.
n Roads and transportation, from $2,508,175 to $2,776,132.
n Government services to residents, from $359,899 to $381,371.
n Administration, from $891,933 to $974,030.