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Harrison County Commission has several projects planned in new budget

CLARKSBURG — Harrison County officials anticipate they will be dealing with a 2018-2019 budget that is very similar to the current budget of $23 million. They plan to hold budget workshops with department heads this week.

“I am proposing we maintain our levy rate at the current level, which would generate about $10,000 less tax revenue. Our valuations were up slightly. With the various calculations, the revenue remains flat. A budget of $23 million is a high amount, but not when compared to our gross valuation of $4.9 billion,” County Administrator Willie Parker said.

The Rainy Day Fund has a balance of $4.4 million, which will be funding renovations for the new 911 center. Those payments will be reimbursed through the 911 budget over time and placed back into the fund.

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