Amherst-CountyAmherst County’s new auditing services are expected to cost more in the upcoming year. The board of supervisors voted recently to appropriate up to $24,000 from the county’s 2014-15 budget to accommodate the $12,000 increase to receive more services than in the past. Initially, the fees will cover services such as additional meetings and other first-year procedures. Along with the auditor change, the county has requested a cost allocation plan that analyzes the support services provided to the Department of Social Services.