It took took two votes this morning, but the Waupaca County Board of Supervisors gave approval to the county’s 2019 budget. The original vote on the 77 million dollar spending plan had 17 supervisors voting yes and 8 no. But it needed a two-thirds majority to approve, meaning 18 votes to approve were necessary. Many of the no votes were cast after former public health nurse for Waupaca County, Dr. Janet Riley, discussed on-going issues with the Senior Nutrition Program in Manawa. Others, like Manawa’s John Smith, felt the county’s tax increase could have been avoided. After assurances from the county’s Health and Human Services Director Chuck Price that full funding is in the budget for Manawa’s Nutrition Program, the board re-considered the budget, and it passed on the second vote, 20-5. The budget calls for about a 10 dollar increase in taxes next year on a 137-thousand dollar home.