Hancock County Commissioners Approve 2018 Budget

12/21/17 – 11:01 A.M.

After trimming more than $800,000 in department requests, the Hancock County Commissioners approved the 2018 county budget Thursday. Commissioner Mark Gazarek says the numbers are tight, and the ongoing opioid crisis isn’t going to help things…

Audio:Mark Gazarek

Gazarek says jail overcrowding could also negatively impact the budget in 2018.

Gazarek says they built the budget with flat sales tax collection numbers in mind…

Audio:Mark Gazarek

The general fund budget for 2018 in Hancock County is $26 million.