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County levy up 7 percent

After months of meetings and countless hours crunching the numbers, Douglas County certified Tuesday its 2009 property tax levy and annual budget.

In their final meeting before the New Year, county commissioners set the final levy at $21,910,347 - a 7.39 percent increase over 2008 - and the budget at $48,314,491 - a 22.34 percent jump over the 2008 budget.

Top 10 County Expenditures for 2009

10. Police Dispatch $732,680

9. County Attorney $784,815

8. Library $836,256

7. Building Maintenance $1,078,067

6. Bonds and Interest $2,508,390

5. Sheriff $2,843,865

4. Jail $3,462,681

3. Public Health $4,474,079

2. Social Services $8,430,170

1. Public Works $16,999,155

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