Monroe County 2013 Budget Submissions

19 Aug

This is the first in a series of blog posts about the upcoming 2013 Monroe County budget hearings. Departments were requested to submit their budget requests to the auditor’s office by 8/15/2012. They were provided guidance to:

1. Give employees a flat raise of $1000 (but not otherwise increase personnel budget)

2. Flatline the supplies and services budgets.

3. Cut their fringe benefits rate by 1.5% (as a result of savings in health care and unemployment insurance, not reduction in benefits)

4. Include no capital items.

The following County General budget was submitted by departments for 2013:

Fund Dept Dept Name Total 10s (Personnel) 20s (Supplies) 30s (Services) 40s (Capital Items)
2013 Requests 2013 Requests 2013 Requests 2013 Requests 2013 Requests
1000-County General
001 Clerk $1,951,661 $1,794,461 $94,000 $48,200 $15,000
010 Voter Registration $79,694 $60,667 $5,727 $13,300
062 Election Board $152,976 $43,456 $86,370 $23,150
002 Auditor $555,526 $555,526 $0 $0
003 Treasurer $388,812 $330,512 $15,500 $42,800
004 Recorder $219,882 $219,882 $0 $0
005 Sheriff $4,152,027 $3,831,247 $186,340 $134,440
626 Animal Control $404,631 $97,738 $11,812 $295,080
006 Surveyor $92,546 $91,996 $550 $0
007 Coroner $190,346 $60,137 $2,600 $127,609
008 Assessor $723,884 $713,884 $10,000 $0
009 Prosecutor $1,768,214 $1,686,714 $10,500 $71,000
270 Child Support $971,049 $889,101 $4,001 $77,946
011 Extension Services $225,648 $97,010 $6,936 $121,702
012 Comm/Veteran Affairs $65,537 $64,272 $365 $900
061 County Council $341,358 $234,118 $2,000 $105,240
067 Human Resources $110,427 $101,427 $2,000 $7,000
068 Commissioners $2,913,088 $413,894 $4,900 $2,494,294
069 Fleet $61,800 $0 $0 $61,800
161 County Buildings $1,481,225 $179,096 $58,055 $1,244,074
079 Planning $605,769 $492,163 $6,006 $107,600
106 Tech Services $578,459 $310,599 $14,535 $253,325
225 Unified Courts $4,977,360 $4,325,563 $36,676 $615,121
271 Public Defender $1,205,319 $1,116,369 $8,000 $80,950
277 Comm/Legal $440,045 $375,720 $1,125 $63,200
308 Weights & Measures $58,980 $52,770 $3,910 $2,300
312 Building Commission $594,137 $548,177 $17,085 $28,875
361 Emergency Management $136,008 $113,091 $3,175 $19,742
380 Correctional Center $4,447,265 $3,335,141 $119,007 $993,117
803 Parks & Recreation $767,247 $637,092 $76,855 $53,300
TOTAL $30,660,918 $22,771,822 $788,030 $7,086,066 $15,000

The bottom line for County General budget submissions is $30,660,918. This compares with a 2012 budget of $28,804,530 (after adjusting for a one-time reassessment charge in 2012).  This is an increase of $1.85 million over 2012, or a 6.4% increase. This increase is clearly not supported by a corresponding increase in revenue (and includes many requests outside of the guidance provided), so the Council will need to make significant cuts before passing this budget.

I’ll provide more detail shortly on the reason for these increased requests.

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