The Wayne County Board of Supervisors annually debates just how much of its ample surplus funds will go toward underwriting its budget, and that is no exception this year.
In a session that followed the supervisors’ regular meeting Tuesday, members got an overview of the proposed $149.9 million budget for 2020 by Ken Blake, a fiscal assistant in County Administrator Rick House’s office.
While a detailed budget has yet to be unveiled, Blake and House wanted to get a sense of where supervisors want to go regarding how the 2020 spending plan will be paid for.
The proposed budget would spend $4.7 million more than 2019, marking a 3.2 percent increase.
Under tentative numbers, the tax levy would rise $1.1 million, or 2.72 percent in 2020 — from $40.4 million to $41.5 million.