Mary Alice Reporting:

The Tuscarawas County Commissioners approved the general fund budgets for 2019 ahead of schedule.

About 18% of expenditures from 2018, or approximately $4.2 million dollars, will be carried over for unseen circumstances.

The Board of Commissioners also allotted capital improvement funds for 2019 that is slated for improvements at the fairgrounds, the demolition of a building behind the courthouse, as well as improvements at the Board of Elections, the Norma Johnson Center, and the Sheriff’s Office.

Specific funding is also set to pay off a debt service for the construction of the Southern District Court in Uhrichsville.

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