BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A New blount county budget will not include any new taxes
The Blount County Commission approved a $41million general fund budget and a $77 million school budget Thursday night.
The county property tax will remain the same.
Blount County Schools will have to use $1.3 million in reserve funds to make up the shortfall.
There is also funding for a proposed five percent, merit-based pay raise for county employees.