The Menominee County Board of Commissioners have voted to approve, as proposed, the 2017/2018 budget, on a 5-3 roll call vote. The amount approved towards the fund balance in the general fund was $743,733.00, which included 630,000.00 for a 911 console.. It was agreed that the budget needed to be approved now because if not done, money would have been lost as of October 1st. But it was also agreed that simply because things are proposed within the budget does not lock the county in to purchasing exact items. The question of what 911 console might be purchased will be decided later.