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Mathews board approves changes to county budget

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on changes to the county budget Tuesday afternoon in the historic courthouse.

The hearing was necessary because the changes exceed 1 percent of the total expenditures in the county budget, said County Administrator Mindy Conner.

Total changes to the budget come to $1,155,501.55, with the largest amount, $590,369, allocated to the capital improvements fund, $394,374 of which will go to pay for repairs to a drainage pipe at Thomas Hunter Middle School. Other increases in the fund are $119,866 for the ditching project, $30,129 for a sheriff’s office vehicle, $25,000 for an animal control vehicle, and an additional $21,000 for information technology.

The next highest amount, $251,382, was for the school fund. Last month, the board approved total amended revenues to that fund of $140,844. However, the schools have since received additional revenues from the state’s Medicaid expansion for a total amended increase to...

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