County budget amendment slated for Nov. 6

The Greene County supervisors will hold a public hearing on an amendment of the current year budget on Monday, Nov. 6, at 9 am.

Total revenues in the amended budget show an increase of $200,275. That includes $12,000 in conditional use fees paid by MidAmerican Energy for the Beaver Creek Wind Farm project and $10,000 resulting from an increase in sheriff’s fees. Also accounted for is $15,250 paid by Northern Natural Gas for an easement on the county’s former railroad property north of Rippey. Miscellaneous new revenue includes a $4,000 donation from MidAmerican to the sheriff’s department for drones and $13,120 coming in as recovery of unpaid court fines.

Other increases in revenue are pass through funds the county is handling for the Bell Tower Community Foundation and the Greene County Fair Association.

Total expenditures in the amended budget are increased $252,322.
Of the total, $56,842 is an increase in the public safety and legal services line. That includes paying for drones and tasers for the sheriff’s office, an additional $20,000 in prisoner expenses (primarily paid to Boone and Carroll counties for housing prisoners due to jail crowding here), money paid to Boone County to recover unpaid court fines (40 percent of the total recovered is paid to Boone County for providing recovery service), $5,000 for a new transmission in a sheriff office vehicle, and $13,000 for mileage.

Other increases reflect the pass through funds mentioned above, repair to a fishing riffle at McMahon Access, a payment of $21,000 into the Region XII revolving loan fund agreed to by the supervisors after the FY budget was approved, and $10,000 for bell tower maintenance.

The budget previously approved showed an ending fund balance of $3,477,683. The proposed budget amendment shows an ending fund balance of $3,854.781.

Click here to see the legal notice of the public hearing to amend the  budget.

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