Commissioners Approve County Budget

Meeting at noon today, Wabash County Commissioners formally approved the county’s budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year that begins on December 1st. The budget totals $6,148,299 and is up from the estimated current budget of $5,760,649. The majority of the budgeted money is allocated to the general fund at $2,051,139. Commissioners today also approved the tax levy for 2017 collectible in 2018 in the amount of $2,362,050. Today’s meeting was a continuation of the county board’s regular meeting this past Monday.

Also today, board chairman Tim Hocking signed a proclamation designating December 4th as Illinois Bicentennial Day in Wabash County. A bicentennial flag raising ceremony and program are scheduled for noon on the 4th to kick off the state’s 20th birthday.

 Wabash County Commissioners Rob Dean, Robie Thompson, and Tim Hocking discuss the 217-18 County budget before formally approving it today.

Wabash County Commissioners Rob Dean, Robie Thompson, and Tim Hocking discuss the 217-18 County budget before formally approving it today.