County approves budget after several failed motions

It took several motions, but the Leavenworth County Commission approved a 2018 budget.
The $53.2 million budget was approved Thursday following a public hearing, but the vote was not unanimous.Even though they have approved the budget, commissioners still have to make decisions regarding the amount of funding the county government will provide next year to the Leavenworth County Port Authority. Commissioners also will have to make a decision about whether to provide funding to the Leavenworth County Historical Society.County Administrator Mark Loughry and County Clerk Janet Klasinski recommended keeping the mill the same as the current year.

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