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.