Commissioners OK $371 million budget
NORRISTOWN The Montgomery County commissioners on Thursday approved the $371 million general fund budget and several other spending plans as proposed last month.
About 11.7 percent of the general fund - $38.8 million - will go toward debt service on previous county borrowing.
In addition, the commissioners authorized $45.2 million for capital expenses, $6.2 million for open space, $103 million for employee health care, and $14.7 million for 911 dispatch services.
Officials heralded the budget, which does not raise taxes, as a model economic turnaround. The county tax rate will remain 3.152 mills, which equates to about $180 for every $100,000 of property value.