More budget requests in
By Suzanne Werre
An ad in this week’s local papers indicating the county is looking at raising taxes 113.62 percent will probably raise a lot of eyebrows in McLean County.
That 114 percent raise is in mill levy, pointed out McLean County Auditor Les Korgel. That doesn’t mean taxes are going to go up 114 percent.
In addition, he added, that uptick in mills is just according to a preliminary budget the county has come up with after department heads submitted their budget proposals to the commission for approval.
"That is just estimated costs," said Korgel.
"The department heads and commissioners cannot add on to those proposed budgets, but they can reduce them. I expect we’ll see some reductions," said Korgel.
Several department heads presented their preliminary budgets at Tuesday’s regular commission meeting at the County Courthouse, while several others had previously presented theirs.