The Monroe County Council began its review of 2018 budget requests last week in the first of six budget hearings scheduled for September. How the county will spend its public safety tax dollars featured prominently in the council’s September 5th work session.
Giving a budget overview, council member Geoff McKim said overall funding requests exceeded expected revenues.
McKim said the county can expect to receive 2.7 million dollars in public safety tax revenue in 2018. The county has received 1.85 million dollars in funding requests for that particular pot of money.
Out of those requests, Councilmembers gave their support to Monroe County Sh