The Washington County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the 2019-20 budget Tuesday following a second public hearing.

The county approved a 10 percent property tax increase that will raise the levy just over a penny per $100 of valuation. The tax request will generate $12.98 million. The 2019-20 tax rate is 0.408063.

In the previous public hearing, Chairman Steve Dethlefs, District 1-Fort Calhoun, attributed the increase to a personnel cost increase, which was about $300,000, and the County Road 4 bonds, which is $392,793.

Available funds are also down $432,683.

The county's valuation is $3.2 billion for 2019-20, a 5 percent increase over the previous year.

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