Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, so that means it must be time for the Phillips County Quorum Court to begin the process of preparing a budget for the new year, revising the 2017 budget and levying real and personal property taxes for the county and its political subdivisions.

JPs began part of that task at Tuesday night's monthly quorum court session by approving a pair of ordinances.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, so that means it must be time for the Phillips County Quorum Court to begin the process of preparing a budget for the new year, revising the 2017 budget and levying real and personal property taxes for the county and its political subdivisions.

JPs began part of that task at Tuesday night's monthly quorum court session by approving a pair of ordinances.

First up was an ordinance revising the county's annual operating budget through various changes and additions to appropriations.

JPs also approved an appropriation ordinance levying real and personal property taxes for 2017 to be collected during the calendar year 2018.

The state of Arkansas requires all counties to levy ad valorem real and personal property taxes for the municipalities, school districts and other political sub-divisions of the respective counties. The bulk of the collected tax revenue goes to the county's incorporated communities and the school districts within the county.