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Commissioners propose $172M budget without property tax increase

December 4, 2019 News Extra

The Butler County Board of Commissioners proposed a $172.8 million budget Tuesday that does not include a property tax increase.

If approved as presented during the board's Tuesday meeting, Butler County will see a general fund budget totaling $68,115,795 — an increase of about $3 million over 2019. The total budget of all funds, including the general fund, is seeing an increase of about $5 million to hit a total of $172,854,201.

The property tax rate is planned to remain at 27.626 mills. A mill generates $1 in revenue for each $1,000 of a property's assessed value.

The budget now moves into a period of public advertisement and comment collection. It's scheduled for adoption on Dec. 27.

Leslie Osche, chairwoman of the board, said they were happy with how the year's budgeting has played out so far.

“We're pleased with the process, without question,” Osche said.

Read more in Thursday's Butler Eagle.