WAMPSVILLE— This week, the Madison County Board of Supervisors announced a $122 million tentative budget for 2019.

According to county officials, the budget keeps the tax increase below the tax levy cap, and is an increase of $945,052 from 2018.

"The budget provides for an increase in the levy of 2.5 percent in 2019, that is $.05 per $1,000 of taxable value. In other words, for a home worth $100,000 taxes will increase $5," reads a release.

The tentative budget includes funding for school resource officers across the county.

"Madison County is offering to cover up to $18,000 per resource officer, the remainder of the cost would be up to the school district. Each SRO would be a retired officer and would report to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office," a release continues.

“The 2019 spending plan reflects our commitment to investing in Madison County’s residents, communities and infrastructure. It provides for all state mandates, it delivers highway and sheriff’s road patrol services, and it maintains funding for not-for-profit agencies at 2018 levels ...," said county Treasurer Cindy J. Edick in a release.

The tentative budget is available online:  https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=332

Public hearings on the tentative budget are scheduled for:

 • 10:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the county supervisor’s chambers at 138 N. Court St. in Wampsville

 • 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the county supervisors chambers at 138 N. Court St. in Wampsville