HIGHLIGHTS, Dec. 10, 2018, County Commissioner meeting

• Commissioners adopted a 2019 budget.
 
KEY BUDGET ELEMENTS:
 
1) Total budget including reserve funds expected on Dec. 31, 2019 = $49,566,688
 
2) Total allocated funds (expenses) = $36,617003
 
3) Total expected income = $36,617,003 (balanced budget is a state requirement).
 
4) County will begin 2019 with $18,500,189 in reserves.
 
5) 2019 starting reserves are 37% of total budget.
 
6) 2019 ending reserves are 29.4% (minimum is 25% per county policy).
 
ALLOCATION HIGHLIGHTS:
 
1) Staff to receive a 3% COLA increase.
 
2) Four full-time staff added to Sheriff, Attorney and Road and Bridge District 1 offices.
 
3) County plans to spend $3,287,500 on courtroom remodel and courthouse campus expansion.

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