July 11, 2018 Budget workshop
John Unruh, Bert Lowery, Ron Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Travis Payne, Chris Tedder, Karen Butler, Matt Christenson, Theresa Dasenbrock and Brenda Osborne attended the meeting.
Ron called the special meeting to order at 9:00 to go over the 2019 County budget requests with our Auditors, Theresa Dasenbrock from Lewis, Hooper & Dick and LLC.
Before the budget process began Theresa shared comparison graphs for population, totals milled levied last year, assessed tangible valuations, total levies that was compared to surrounding counties and cities. And then went into the audit process and explained some observations and recommendations such as transfers between funds should post to a transfer account for tracking purposes, bank reconciliations process, Cemetery Districts not filing their annual reports with the Commissioners, Extension Council minutes missing dates on their official minutes, Library to upgrade to use financial software and typing their board minutes instead of being hand written.
Next, they moved into the budget process and went through each request and Theresa informed them that with the budgets that were presented to her they would be looking at a decrease of 1.144 mills making it a total of 75.800 mills to fund the 2019 budget requests. Bert moved to set the 2019 mill levy as 75.800 for publication and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. The budget hearing will be August 6th at 9:00 am during the regular Commissioner’s meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 11.40
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