Washington County is expected to spend nearly $21-million next fiscal year. That’s represents a more than $800,000 increase over the current year. Some of the county’s biggest expenses are expected to be public safety and legal services, physical health and social services and roads and transportation. The proposed property tax levy for rural both rural and urban areas represents less than a one percent increase versus this year. A public hearing on the spending plan is scheduled for March 9th at 9:30 am.