The Martin County Board Tuesday:

Reviewed the of CY2020 Preliminary Budget. At the last workshop a proposed tax levy increase was left at 9.4 per cent. This time commissioners whittled that down to 6.43 per cent. They are hopeful of lowering that to 6 or maybe even a 5% increase before the end of September, after which the levy can be decreased but not increased before the final levy is ratified in December.

Approved a letter in support of BevComm’s Border to Border Broadband Grant Application for the proposed project in portions of rural Huntley.

Approve and authorize Board Chair to sign resolution authorizing execution of the FY2020 Operational Enhancement Grant for the county Veterans Service Office in the amount of $10,000.00 effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.