County levy adjusted to under one percent

Lyon County Administrator Loren Stomberg continues to tweak the proposed 2018 budget and has now lowered the projected levy budget. With current changes, Stomberg has reduced the budget to a 0.996 percent increase in the budget — or less than a one percent increase.

The county levied $14,318,823 last year and is now proposing a levy of $14,461,478 for 2018. The increase is $142,655. “The general fund remains pretty much the same,” said the administrator.

“We’ve gone through the budget line by line,” said Administrator Stomberg. The budget is due to be filed with the state by the end of the month. “Many of the counties are proposing budgets from zero to one percent,” he said.

“I think we’re sitting pretty well,” said Commissioner Rick Anderson. “We spent several hours going over it and I feel comfortable with it,” said Commissioner Steve Ritter.

IN OTHER action the board:

•Approved an agreement to continue the economic development program with the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce. The county provides $3,500 per month to county development. The agreement includes the transportation funding of $6,000 per year. There were no changes from the past agreement.

•Set the Annual Meeting of the Lyon County Regional Landfill and Landfill Advisory Board Meeting for Thursday, Sept. 21.

•Approved the 2017 deer hunting archery season from Sept. 16 to Dec. 31 in Garvin Park.

Byron Higgin

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