The Fayette County Board passed a resolution Tuesday night approving its Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The budget was put on public display following the October meeting of the board before receiving final approval this month by a vote of 9-2 with board members Jeff Beckman, Darrel Schaal, Glen Daniels, Dean Bernhardt, Glen Gurtner, Jenny Waggoner, Keith Cole, John Daniels, Jr. and Bryce Kistler voting in favor of the resolution and board members Wade Wilhour and Chad Austin voting in opposition of the budget resolution. Board members Jake Harris and Mark Isaiah were not in attendance for the vote.
Also at the meeting, the county’s tax levy for Tax Year 2017 was approved. This year’s levy will be in the amount of 2.96%. After some short discussion, the levy was approved by a vote of 7-4 with board members Chad Austin, Glen Daniels, Keith Cole and Wade Wilhour voting against the tax levy.