Washington County will present a $196 million general-fund budget to the public for feedback.
A public hearing will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater.
Spending in the proposed general-fund budget for fiscal year 2008 is 10 percent higher than this year, County Administrator Gregory Murray said.
Nearly half of that increase is money that will be set aside for capital projects, Murray said. The projects have not been determined.
Without the set-aside money, the general-fund spending increase would be about 6 percent, he said.
The overall budget - including a variety of funds outside of the general fund - is proposed at $309 million, an increase of almost 2 percent from this year, Murray said.