The first of December will be the new budget year for DeWitt County and Monday night, the Board approved the budget that's been on file for the last 30 days.
Board Chair David Newberg indicates it is a very strong budget that features the beefing up of salaries and staff and a levy that is only a fraction higher than last year.
The budget underwent some small adjustments in the last 30 days, which is why it goes on file for that period of time. Newberg says the past year has been positive and that is reflected in the upcoming budget.
The budget takes effect December 1. Newberg thanks all the department heads at the County Building and all the Board members that dedicated a lot of hours to making the budget balanced for the upcoming year.