County commissioners on Wednesday night approved the budget for the fiscal year that starts in July.

The budget is $84.4 million, up from $70.1 million this fiscal year. Most of the increase is related to the remodel and construction of a new jail.

County commissioners on Wednesday chose to increase a contingency in the special projects fund by $250,000 to show support for a forest conservation project in the Arch Cape watershed. The budget committee had rejected adding money for the project, but commissioners wanted to include the funds.

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