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Grand Traverse County Commissioners approve budget

Grand Traverse County Commissioners approved the 2019 budget at their Wednesday night meeting.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Grand Traverse County now has a budget for 2019.

Carol Crawford, the chairwoman for the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners says the budget ranges between $38 million to $40 million.

One item in the budget is more psychiatric services for the Grand Traverse County Jail.

Commissioners are hoping to have a mental health professional inside the jail for 40 hours a week.

"There is nothing that is really different from any other year it is balanced, it doesn't draw unfund balance. There's no cuts to any services, there's not additional employees, there's no less employees," said Crawford.

According to Crawford another part of the budget is $5.9 million that the county has agreed to pay every year towards its pension fund.

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