With an unanimous vote, the 2018 Jefferson County budget was passed by lawmakers earlier this week.
The $252 million spending plan, according to the Watertown Daily Times, does not have a tax levy cap override and does not cut vacant positions, usual budget staples.
There is, however, a slight increase in the tax rate: $7.15 for $1,000, which is up by .15 cents for residents. For homes valued at $100,000, there will be an extra $14 in property tax.
An interesting note: the county will once again use less fund balance or so-called 'rainy day' money for the budget, just $6.6 million this year compared to $7.2 million last year.