Logan County Judge Ray Gack said last week he expects the Quorum Court to have a completed 2017 budget ready for consideration when it convenes next Monday night in Booneville.

Gack said he expected the budget committee to meet twice this week — the first meeting was held Monday — and to hammer out all details for the budget before it goes before the entire court on Monday, Dec. 12.

The budget committee is working from a 2017 budget proposal that calls for spending $10.9 million compared to the 2015 budget of $10.3 million.

One of the key components to putting the budget together is a projection of sales tax receipts. County Treasurer Mickey Oates said last week that she’s is projecting sales tax receipts of $1.1 million next year. That’s the same amount of sales tax receipts for this year. The county levies a 1 percent sales tax that is split between the county and incorporated communities. Beginning next year, the county will charge a 1 percent sales tax, proceeds from which will be used to build and operate a new, 100-bed county jail. Voters overwhelmingly approved that increase in August.

Gack said last week that he was pleased with the progress on the budget so far.

“Everything is looking decent (but) it always takes more money,” Gack said last week. “After Monday night we’ll get a better feel.”

That will include whether or not county employees will be getting a raise, although the budget proposal includes pay raises.

“This year’s tax revenues were up pretty good but it takes a lot of money to run a county,” said Gack. “Raises remain to be seen if we can do that or not.”

The proposed budget includes pay increases of about $1,200 per employee.

Here is a breakdown of 2017 proposed spending, compared to 2016 spending in major county departments:

County General Fund: The proposal calls for spending $120,890 compared to 2016’s $134,759.

County Clerk: The proposal calls for spending $213,700, compared to 2016’s $183,136.

Circuit Clerk: The proposal calls for spending $283,284, compared to 2016’s $275,007.

County Treasurer: The proposal calls for spending $111,834, compared to 2016’s $105,660.

Tax Collector: The proposal calls for spending $241,320, compared to 2016’s $231,190.

Tax Assessor: The proposal calls for spending $348,865, compared to 2016’s $333,545.

County Buildings: The proposal calls for spending $249,958, compared to 2016’s $163,750.

County Sheriff: The proposal calls for spending $1.1 million, compared to 2016’s $1 million.

County Detention Center: The proposal calls for spending $679,000, compared to 2016’s $580,160.

Office of Emergency Management: The proposal calls for spending $101,556, compared to 2016’s $108,216.

County Road Fund: The proposal calls for spending $2.589 million, compared to 2016’s $2.5 million.

Emergency Medical Services: The proposal calls for spending $1.5 million, compared to 2016’s $1.3 million.