After a second reading during a special-called meeting of the Johnson County Fiscal Court Monday, the county budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year has been approved.

The $10.6 million budget includes appropriations of $4.9 million for the general fund, $3.4 million for the road fund, $631,500 for the jail fund, $309,400 in the Local Government Economic Assistance fund, and $1.3 million in other funds, including four industrial development authorities, the Johnson County Judicial Center and a $400,000 grant to Mountain Comprehensive Care.

The appropriations breakdown includes $900,000 in occupational tax, $615,584 for clerk’s fees, $664,385.12 for sheriff fees and $85,000 for the bank franchise tax in the general fund alone. The road fund is buoyed primarily by $972,099 for county road aid.

Expenses include more than $1 million in stone and gravel, $25,000 in landfill maintenance, over $100,000 for routine audits for various departments, and $100,000 each for the salaries of the county judge-executive, county clerk and sheriff.

Adoption of this budget was the sole item on Monday’s agenda.

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