(SANILAC COUNTY) -- The Sanilac County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon and approved the 2014 budget. The proposed budget for the 2014 General Fund is $13,760,886. That's an increase of 6.9 percent from the 2013 appropriated budget level. There will be a public hearing Tuesday, December 10th at 2:30 p.m. in the commissioner's chambers. The adopted legislation does allow modifications to the budget after the public hearing. In other business, the commissioners appointed Brenda Sanford to the county's Pension Plan board and Kristi Bender as the TPOAM Representative. Both positions are three year terms. Board members also honored Joyce Pagel for her years of service to the county. Joyce is retiring after 35 years working in the 73A District Court.