Fayette County’s budget for fiscal 2018 shows some gains and some additional expenditures, leaving it on par with 2017.
The Fayette County Commission projects a $9.77 million general fund balance for fiscal year 2018 and a coal severance budget of $645,112, which is up $300,000 from 2016.
Commission President Matt Wender said general revenues are showing a slight improvement and the commission won’t face the expensive capital improvements it did last year.
But these gains are affected by the county carrying the full cost of a 6 percent Public Employees Insurance Agency coverage. In addition, county employees will see a 2 percent increase in salaries.