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.