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Douglas County Approves Budget of $3.42 Million

The Douglas County Commission gave final approval to the 2013 budget on Monday of this week.

This year’s budget reflects total anticipated expenditures of $3,421,865. Last year’s actual expenditures totaled $3,404,141 from all departments.

The Budget Message that summarizes the budget says expenditures from the General Revenue Fund will total $1,616,157.99.  The total estimated funds available for General Revenue is $1,622,670.09.

The Road and Bridge Budget expenditures for 2013 will total $1,484,083.82 with $1,604,223.50 for the total estimated funds available.

While these are the two main funds that make up the budget, there are several other funds included.

The Budget Message shows the county carried a fund balance of $567,000 into 2013 from all funds. With anticipated total revenues of $3,122,000, and anticipated expenditures of $3.4 million, the budget shows an estimated ending balance of $267,922 at the end of the year.

A major part of the General Revenue Fund is law enforcement, including the sheriff’s department and the jail. Those figures are shown in the breakdown that follows.

The approved breakdown in expenditures from the General Revenue Fund by departments: County Commissioners $84,800.00; County Clerk $66,194.96; Elections $22,250.00; Buildings and Grounds, including utilities, custodian’s salary, and capital improvements $58,594.96; Employee Fringe Benefits $232,552; Treasurer $43,800; Collector $78,111.76; Recorder of Deeds $44,100; Circuit Clerk $8,650; Court Administration $12,503.68; Juvenile Drug Court $1,440; Public Administrator $44,700; Sheriff and Jail $471,880.93; Prosecuting Attorney $133,047.04;  Child Support $53,314; Juvenile Office and Juvenile Detention Center $38,979.71; Coroner $13,640; Victim Advocate $18,470.90; 44th Judicial Drug Court $29,627.39; Insurance and Bonds $19,000; Publications $2,000; Surveyor $0.00; Extension Council $10,000; Miscellaneous $4,000; and Other General County Government $38,590; Transfer to Assessor’s Fund $30,000; Transfer to 44th Judicial Drug Court $6,720; Transfer to Election Services Fund $4,000; and Emergency Fund $45,190.66.

The approved breakdown in expenditures from the Road & Bridge Fund: Salaries $461,672.04; Employee Fringe Benefits $171,144.41; Supplies $151,100; Insurance $17,800; Road & Bridge Material $82,250; Equipment Repairs $100,000; Equipment Purchases $123,217.37; Road & Bridge Construction $350,000; Transfer to EMA Fund $6,000 and Other Expenses $20,900.

The estimated funds available for the Assessment Fund are $155,330.30. The approved expenditures from the Assessment Fund are: Assessor’s Normal Operating Expenses $155,330.30.

The estimated funds available in the Sheriff’s Training Fund are $7,345.16. The approved expenditures from the Sheriff’s Training Fund are $2,183.92.

The estimated funds available in the Sheriff’s Civil Service Fee Fund are $10,273.30. The approved expenditures from the Sheriff’s Civil Service Fee Fund are $9,700.

The estimated funds available in the Law Enforcement Fund are $10,071.28. The approved expenditures from the Law Enforcement Fund are $10,000.

The estimated funds available in the Sheriff’s Revolving (CCW) Fund are $30,548.11. The approved expenditures from the Sheriff’s Revolving (CCW) Fund are $28,599.33.

The estimated funds available in the Deputy Sheriff Salary Fund are $4,500. The approved expenditures from the Deputy Sheriff Salary Fund are $4,500.

The estimated funds available in the Inmate Security Fund are $6,408.22. The approved expenditures from the Inmate Security Fund are $0.00.

The estimated funds available in the Prosecuting Attorney Training Fund are $751.80. The approved expenditures from the Prosecuting Attorney Training Fund are $650.

The estimated funds available in the Bad Check Fund are $16,421.02. The approved expenditures from the Bad Check Fund are $15,167.22.

The estimated funds available in the Prosecuting Attorney Delinquent Tax Fund are $1,288.83. The approved expenditures from the Prosecuting Attorney Delinquent Tax Fund are $1,000.

The estimated funds available in the Election Services Fund are $9,733.23. The approved expenditures from the Election Services Fund are $2,850.

The estimated funds available in the Tax Maintenance Fund are $24,643.85. The approved expenditures from the Tax Maintenance Fund are $13,100.

The estimated funds available in the Douglas County Recorder User Fee Fund are $12,884.98. The approved expenditures from the Douglas County Recorder User Fee Fund are $7,960.

The estimated funds available in the Circuit Clerk Interest Fund are $2,747.58. The approved expenditures from the Circuit Clerk Interest Fund are $2,700.

The estimated funds available in the Law Library Fund are $12,427.76. The approved expenditures from the Law Library Fund are $9,400.

The estimated funds available in the Victims of Domestic Violence Fund are $1,804.21. The approved expenditures from the Victims of Domestic Violence Fund are $1,500.

The estimated funds available in the Over/Under Payment Fund are $499.68. The approved expenditures from the Over/Under Payment Fund are $25.

The estimated funds available in the Time Payment Fund are $7,015.69. The approved expenditures from the Time Payment Fund are $4,200.

The estimated funds available in the Election Improvement Fund are $12,000. The approved expenditures from the Election Improvement Fund are $0.00.

The estimated funds available in the 44th Judicial Drug Court Fund are $117,126.55. The approved expenditures from the 44th Judicial Drug Court Fund are $39,517.39.

The estimated funds available in the Emergency Management Fund are $13,810.71. The approved expenditures from the Emergency Management Fund are $10,040.

The estimated funds available in the Local Emergency Planning Commission Fund are $4,261.14. The approved expenditures from the Local Emergency Planning Commission are $2,200.

The estimated funds available in the HEMP Fund are $1,000. The approved expenditures from the HEMP Fund are $1,000.

The estimated funds available in the Federal Disaster Fund are $0.00. The approved expenditures from the Federal Disaster Fund are $0.00.

The estimated funds available in the Title III (Firewise) Fund are $0.00. The approved expenditures from the Title III (Firewise) Fund are $0.00.

The complete county budget for 2013 will be posted on the Douglas County Herald website at a later time.

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