MONROE — The Union County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Operating and Capital Budget Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2022-23 during their June 13 meeting.

Union County approved an overall budget of $540,936,496, which represents a 6% increase from the previous year. The county’s general fund is less than what county manager Mark Watson presented to the BOCC on June 6. Watson asked for a general fund total of over $365 million. Instead, the board approved a general fund of $316,412,549, which is a decrease of 13.4% from Fiscal Year 2021-22.

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