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County approves 2011-12 budget

By Staff | Mar 16, 2011

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a budget calling for a $3.85 general basic levy, the same as last year, for an increase of $73,287.

Increased county property values helped hold down any levy increase. Countywide taxable values rose from $449,208,614 for the 2010-11 tax year to $460,898,445 for 2011-12.

General supplemental askings of $711,149 represent a $34,408 increase while mental health will remain essentially the same with a $564 increase out of a total of $807,474.

The budget includes a 2 percent raise for the sheriff, 1.5 percent for the county attorney, auditor, recorder and treasurer with no raise for the supervisors. Public health is budgeted for $143,000 in tax dollars for fiscal 2012 while conservation is slated for $140,000.

The Rural Services levy will remain the same at 3.33206, generating another $44,134.

Total tax askings for fiscal 2012 will be $4,486,398. That compares with $4,233,966 for fiscal 2011, or a 3.599 percent increase.