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Portage County 2014 budget available online for review


STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) - Portage County’s proposed 2014 budget has been presented, and now citizens and the County Board get to evaluate it.

County Executive Patty Dreier made her presentation to the board earlier this week, and they will discuss it at their upcoming meeting at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. There is also a public comment opportunity before the board begins discussions.

Dreier says her proposal has some big changes, but she forecasts less spending next year.  "The county budget as a whole is a budget of 109-point-5 million dollars, and it's a one percent decrease over the 2013 budget.  The levy amount, the amount we tax for, is 25-point-7 million dollars of that."

The biggest change affecting the Portage County budget is the levy transfer from the City of Stevens Point to assume operation of the unified dispatch center.

The proposed budget is available for review online at the county’s website, here

Dreier also explained her proposal to WSAU, which you can listen to here.