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Callaway County budget changes after approval

Callaway County budget changes after approval

January 11th, 2017 by Jenny Gray and Helen Wilbers in Local News
The Callaway County Courthouse.

The Callaway County Courthouse.

Photo by Jenny Gray /Fulton Sun.

Callaway County's new budget for 2017 was presented and approved Tuesday morning, unveiling cuts and increases across the board.

The total budget came in at $16,747,061, or $447,341 higher than in 2016, and $222,079 higher than in 2015.

Some departments will receive increases while some will see less.

"We're not here to hinder anyone," said Gary Jungermann, presiding commissioner. "The budget was put together, in my opinion with the confidence of all the commissioners."

Some cuts have been made to areas under control of the county clerk's office, managed by Denise Hubbard. Jungermann said that is due, in part, to 2017 being an off-election year.

"We had some good conversations with her (Hubbard) and I think she understands it," he added. "We've made it known to all our (department heads) that if there's a need they have to make the office run more efficiently, we'll do it — within limits of course."

One big project this year is upgrading some equipment at the Callaway County Jail, Jungermann said. Buying and updating road equipment is also on the plan.

"We're trying to control the dollar and make sure things are a need, not a want," he said. "Our revenue stream isn't growing."

The General Revenue Budget

County Commission:

2016 Budget $241,036

2017 Budget $228,194

County Clerk:

2016 Budget $141,270

2017 Budget $141,007

Elections:

2016 Budget $140,000

2017 Budget $0

Data Processing:

2016 Budget $68,603

2017 Budget $97,333

Human Resources:

2016 Budget $72,212

2017 Budget $70,126

Treasurer:

2016 Budget $104,945

2017 Budget $109,209

Collector:

2016 Budget $172,518

2017 Budget $182,234

Auditor:

2016 Budget $98,234

2017 Budget $87,070

Recorder of Deeds:

2016 Budget $168,451

2017 Budget $172,278

Circuit Clerk:

2016 Budget $29,500

2017 Budget $28,700

Circuit Court Division 1 & 2:

2016 Budget $206,829

2017 Budget $208,171

County Sheriff:

2016 Budget $1,685,905

2017 Budget $1,704,995

County Jail:

2016 Budget $1,240,715

2017 Budget $1,236,958

Prosecuting Attorney:

2016 Budget $610,254

2017 Budget $629,660

Juvenile Office:

2016 Budget $170,930

2017 Budget $167,901

Medical Examiner:

2016 Budget $105,180

2017 Budget $112,000

County Health and Welfare:

2016 Budget $600,140

2017 Budget $583,851

Public Administrator:

2016 Budget $184,024

2017 Budget $184,333

Other General and Administrative:

2016 Budget $812,616

2017 Budget $1,031,155

Emergency Fund:

2016 Budget $446,575

2017 Budget $498,605

Operating Transfers Out:

2016 Budget $598,000

2017 Budget $633,000

Buildings and Grounds

2016 Budget $483,835

2017 Budget $509,382

General revenue budget compared to previous years:

2012 Actual Budget $7,125,360

2013 Actual Budget $6,900,455

2014 Actual Budget $7,216,017

2015 Actual Budget $6,848,852

(Four-year average Budget $7,012,604)

2016 (Estimated) Budget $8,381,772

2017 Proposed Budget $8,616,162

The Expenditure Budget

The total expenditure budget includes 25 funds, including the General Revenue Fund. Highlights include:

Contingency Fund:

2016 Budget $350,000

2017 Budget $425,000

Special Sheriff:

2016 Budget $61,104

2017 Budget $70,000

R & B:

2016 Budget $4,064,080

2017 Budget $4,129,419

Tax Maintenance:

2016 Budget $65,000

2017 Budget $81,100

Assessor:

2016 Budget $552,017

2017 Budget $639,991

Emergency Operations Center

2016 Budget $1,292,051

2017 Budget $1,224,669

Inmate Security:

2016 Budget $96,000

2017 Budget $144,000

Sheriff Revolving:

2016 Budget $138,000

2017 Budget $170,000

Family Service and Justice:

2016 Budget $14,230

2017 Budget $39,230

Shelter/Domestic Violence:

2016 Budget $11,594

2017 Budget $10,000

Recorder

2016 Budget $60,000

2017 Budget $50,000

Jury Fund:

2016 Budget $0

2017 Budget $29,500

Total Expenditure Budget:

2015: $16,524,982

2016: $16,299,720

2017: $16,747,061