Fiscal Court holds first reading of 2015 budget

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By Randy Patrick

The Nelson County Fiscal Court on Wednesday approved a $22.4 million budget for the county government for the 2015 state fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The spending plan, which must have a second reading and be voted on again, includes a 1.5 percent pay raise for employees and about $150,000 more than last year’s budget for county roads.

“It hasn’t changed dramatically … from last year to this year,” County Judge-Executive Dean Watts said as he presented the budget to the magistrates for discussion.

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