A fix to the Charlotte County budget will keep money flowing to the Sheriff’s Office. Commissioners have decided to raise property tax rates and make some other adjustments in order to cover a better-than-thirteen million dollar deficit in sheriff’s department funding. The shortfall came when income from property taxes sagged with continuing devaluation of property in the county. Commissioners decided to increase the millage rate slightly and contribute an additional three million dollars from the county’s rainy day fund to keep the money flowing.