County approves $26M budget with school tax increase included

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Board of Supervisors approved an approximately $26-million revenue budget, which falls short of expenses by approximately $1.4 million.
County Administrator Joe Murray said the difference between revenues and expenditures will be made up with through the county’s cash balance.

“There are beginning cash balances and budgeted ending cash balances in every millage fund,” he said. “I guess you can call them reserves, but it’s basically cash on hand.”

The county also passed a 2.14-mill tax increase from 116.51 to 118.65 mills to accommodate the Natchez-Adams School District Board of Trustees additional request of funds of $450,828.26.

Natchez Democrat