FARMINGTON — The Davis County Commission has adopted a $101.6 million operating budget for the 2013 calendar year.
The commission took the action Tuesday night following a public hearing on the budget.
There is no tax increase in the budget, but 15 county positions are eliminated, all the jobs linked to the county’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance program that is being discontinued effective Dec. 31.
Several employees with the I/M program facing job loss addressed the commission at the hearing, requesting it reconsider the action. But county officials maintain that continuing to operate the program would result in a net loss to the county.
The 2013 operating budget is 3.9 percent higher than the 2012 calendar year budget, according to County Clerk/Auditor Steve Rawlings.
The new budget does include a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment and up to a 3.5 percent performance pay increase for eligible county employees, Rawlings said.
Elected officials will not receive any increases, he said.