MADISON, Neb. -- Madison County has put the finishing touches on its budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

The budget has not yet been approved, with Tuesday's meeting only being used as an opportunity to make changes to the budget. County commissioners continued to look through the budget, looking to cut costs and shrink the cost for 2022-23 as much as reasonably possible, commissioners said at the meeting.

Under a new law in Nebraska, the Property Tax Request Act, Madison County must participate in a public hearing if certain requirements are met. As it stands, Madison County County Commissioners say they plan to continue to work on the budget before their hearing on September 13.

The public hearing for the Property Tax Request Act will take place on September 26 at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College at 6 p.m. The county will not vote to approve the budget until after the hearing takes place.

Also during the meeting, Madison County Commissioners approved the levy allocations from multiple rural fire departments. The fire districts of Battle Creek, Madison, Meadow Grove, Newman Grove, Norfolk, Madison County Agricultural Society, and Norfolk Sanitary District had their levy allocations approved on Tuesday.