Winona County Board of Commissioners have instructed staff to adjust the county's proposed 2013 budget before their final meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 11th.
The board gave it's unofficial approval of a 6-percent decrease in the proposed levy after previously suggesting a 3-percent decrease from last year's levy. The board has to approve the final 2013 budget by the end of the year by law.
County Administrator Duane Hebert told the board he thought the 6-percent reduction was doable thanks to the realignment of resources and improvements made in the way the county does business the past few years.
Hebert says continuing to improve the structure of county government structure and investing in it's employees is vital if the board wants to continue making further reductions in the future.
The board held a public hearing Tuesday night but no one made any comments about the proposed $44,.800,000 budget.