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Commissioners adopt 2024 county budget

Broadband grants increase current expense fund

DAVENPORT — After originally tabling a motion to approve the 2024 Lincoln County budget Monday, Dec. 18, the County Commissioners approved said budget Thursday, Dec. 28.

After using reserve funds to close a roughly $1.4 million budget gap that usually besets small counties like Lincoln, the current expense fund balanced at $22,004,444.

That large sum is almost double what it normally is because $11,820,601 in broadband grants were allocated to the non-departmental fund within the current expense budget.

Commissioner Scott Hutsell said those funds were on a reimbursement basis and therefore nee...


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