COLUMBUS -- The Cherokee County Commission approved the 2013 county budget and 2013 Sewer Budget at Monday's meeting. The county mill levy will be down from 2012.

In addition the commission approved $300 tourism grants from the transient guest tax for the Car Cruise which took place in Baxter Springs Saturday and for the Baxter Springs Holiday Homes Tour scheduled for Nov. 17-18.

Additionally the Commission heard information from Allgeier Martin Consulting Engineers about the Riverton sewer project and referred questions from county resident Sue Verren about waterline installation on property near Carona she purchased in the county tax auction to County Engineer Leonard Vanatta.