2016 county budget approved

Staff Writer

The Auglaize County Commissioners officially finalized the county's appropriated budget for 2016 on Tuesday. The amount appropriated for all general and special funds for the county totaled to $55,604,786.69. The general revenue fund's appropriations saw an increase of 1.9 percent from last year, according to the comparison of last year's $16.2 million to this year's $16.5 million.

County Administrator Erica Preston said there were a few reasons for the increase in this year's general revenue fund appropriations, including having to make a double payment to fund workers compensation for the county departments and a cost of living increase for county employees' salaries.

See Friday's print edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News for the full story.