County Commission Approves Budget Adjustments To Complete 2018 Fiscal Year

The Ste. Genevieve County Commission approved three amendments to the 2018 budget at its last meeting of the year on December 31.

All had to do with the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office.

Since the department paid an increased amount on its loan for the jail expansion project of a few years back, the expenditures to the capital improvement fund had to be amended by an additional $613,000.

To equal that, revenue amendments also were made: increasing Missouri Sexual Offender Treatment Center prisoner charges from $100,000 to $147,280; Bureau of Prisons board reimbursement from $400,000 to $455,844; and  transfer from county revenue from $278,458 to $303,535.

 The total adjustment for the capital improvement fund was $128,201.

The payroll line for the jail was increased by $100,000 on top of an increase four days prior of $35,000.

With the two adjustments, the budget line for jail personnel increased from $1,490,000 to $1,625,000.

An additional amendment to add $25,077 to capital improvement expense brought that budget line to $303,535 to equal the capital improvement revenue.

The final change covered the Sheriff’s Office’s purchase of a new drug dog.

The dog that was previously part of the department was injured, and the department received $27,500 on the insurance claim, which was added to revenue in the canine fund.

The expenses increased from $14,300 to $16,300 to cover thecost of a fully trained, certified dog, who is 2 years old.

The Sheriff’s Office anticipated having the dog in the department this month.

See complete story in the January 9 edition of the Herald.

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