County Will Return Surplus Funds to Towns
Steve Myrick

The county will return $250,000 in surplus funds to the six Island towns this year, following an audit that turned up extra money in county coffers.

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County Budget Decreases, State and Towns Will Pay More
Katie Ruppel
The Dukes County commission voted this week to approve a $1.5 million budget for the coming fiscal year. The budget marks a 17.9 per cent decrease over last year due to the state takeover of administrative affairs for the county sheriff’s department. Last year the sheriff’s portion of the county budget totalled $300,000. Under the upcoming budget, total town assessments will drop from $649,279 to $492,739, county manager Martina Thornton told the commission at their meeting Wednesday.
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Advisory Board Caps Spending on Lawsuit
Rachel Kovac

The Dukes County advisory board this week approved a $4.4 million county budget for fiscal year 2006 with one caveat - the $25,000 earmarked for legal expenses cannot be used to fund future rounds in the ongoing legal battle between the county commission and the airport commission.

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