The Marion County Board of Supervisors discussed challenges and issues that lie ahead during a special session this week. The board and several department heads met to start preliminary budget talks for Fiscal Year 2013. Marion County Auditor Jake Grandia told the board that right now, it appears that the general fund will increase $168,000 based on the current tax levy. The board agreed that they have no desire to increase that levy. The board told the department heads their preliminary budget plans should include a two percent consumer price index increase, and a five percent health insurance increase.