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Madison County supervisors pass $141M budget

Charles Pritchard
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Posted 12/3/22

The Madison County Board of Supervisors passed its $141.1 million budget at its third day of Annual Session on Thursday.

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Madison County supervisors pass $141M budget

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WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Board of Supervisors passed its $141.1 million budget at its third day of Annual Session on Thursday.

The adopted budget totals $141,130,450 — around $13,000 more than the proposed tentative budget. Madison County Treasurer Cindy Edick said this difference is because of the Clockwork Waterville District after bond anticipation notes and accounting changes.

This change does not impact the tax levy, which is an increase of 3.4%. On average, the tax rate on full value will decrease by approximately 61 cents per $1,000 per taxable value. This is subject to change depending on the municipality. On average, a property valued at $100,000 will see county taxes go down by $61.

This decrease in taxes is due to an increase of nearly $494 million in full value.

There were contract negotiations this year with the CSEA White Collar Unit and Teamsters Union Local 294.

CSEA White Collar represents 253 employees with Madison County. The new three-year contract includes as 7% raise for 2023, 4.5% in 2024, and a 3% raise in 2025. Teamsters Union Local 294 represents the Madison County corrections officer and the three-year contract negotiated includes a 15% raise for 2023, 4.5% in 2024, and a 3% raise in 2025.

Madison County Public Information Office Samantha Field said the Board of Supervisors felt this would not only help keep a competitive wage at Madison County, but also help lessen the impact of inflation on employees.

Madison County Chairman John Becker thanked Urtz for her work on the budget.

“And congratulations to our bargaining units,” he continued. “I think it shows we have a great commitment here in Madison County to appreciate our employees for the hard work that they do everyday, providing the services to our constituents and residents... We want to give our employees the tools, salaries, and knowledge to keep them and other employees coming to Madison County.”

“Thank you for making Madison County a great place.”

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