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Detailed presentation outlines Jackson County's budget for 2017

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 Monday to pass the county’s budget for fiscal year 2017. It will go into effect on Oct. 1.

Before a motion to vote on the budget was made, supervisors went through a detailed presentation showing exactly how the county’s $141 budget will be spent.

The good news for Jackson County residents is there will be no county-wide tax increases in 2017. Also, county employees will see a 3 percent raise.

The report says the county is worth $2.1 billion, and the county’s $82 million ad valorem budget is $1.8 million less than last year.

The sheriff’s department and adult detention center budget was increased by $716,000, and the county’s road department budget was set at $25 million.

The report says the county plans to replace eight bridges in 2017 and spend $2.79 million on capital road improvement projects.

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