The Ogle County Board met in special session yesterday evening as they held a budget hearing for the next fiscal year which begins December 1st.
The proposed General Fund totals 13.1 million dollars compared to the 12.6 million dollar figure a year ago.
The appropiation or the maximum number they could possibly spend totals 44.7 million dollars or just under 9 million dollars more than a year ago. Just over 10 million dollars of that figure is paying off the bonds for the Judicial Center in Oregon.
Finance and Insurance Committee Chariman Kim Gouker of Byron said that the increases took place in both salaries for county employees and insurance coverage.
He also said that money has been budgeted to begin the process of construction involving a new Sheriff's Department Administration building in Oregon. The funds will be used for costs in hiring an architect for the project.
The Ogle County Board is expected to approve the new fiscal year budget during their meeting on November 20th.