BOC near completion of budget, still seeking options for Kaliseum

Dennis Mansfield, Contributing Writer

KALKASKA – Kalkaska County should be back in black, as far as its finances, for 2018.

According to the chairman of the Kalkaska County Board of Commissioners, county officials are nearing the finish line on a proposed 2018 budget plan that would leave the county about $28,000 in the black. But that’s if the county ends 2017 on a positive note and according to projections.

Commissioners, along with various county officials and department heads, have been working on a proposed budget plan that could include more than $7 million in expenditures but only a little more than $6.8 million in revenue.

And, while recently facing an estimated $182,000 budget gap, District No. 2 Commissioner Stuart McKinnon, chairman of the county board, said the county could soon adopt a balanced budget plan thanks to an anticipated budget carryover from this year which would erase the deficit – and a bit more.

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