June 29th, 2020 Budget Workshop
Courthouse Lower Level Conference Room
June 29, 2020
Bert Lowery, John Bertram, Ron Freeman, Kristi Cooper, Matt Christenson, Theresa Dasenbrock, Tiffany O’Rouke, Dave White, Brenda Osborne, Karen Butler, Kerri Ulrich, Chay Howard and Grant Neuhold attended the meeting.
Ron called the special meeting to order at 9:00 to go over the 2021 County budget with our auditors, Theresa Dasenbrock and Tiffany O’Rouke from Lewis, Hooper & Dick and LLC.
Theresa reviewed the landfill agreed upon procedures and the audit report. Tiffany then went into the audit process and explained some observations and recommendations. Next, Theresa shared comparison graphs for population, totals milled levied last year, assessed tangible valuations, total levies that was compared to surrounding counties and cities.
Ron called for a 10-minute break at 9:47.
Ron called the meeting back to order at 9:57 and they moved into the budget process and went through each request and adjusted budget requests. They invited Kerri to come discuss her request for the Health department and reduce some of the cash balance so they can continue to maintain the maintenance of effort to allow them to receive state grants. Theresa informed them that with the budget adjustments that were made they would be looking at an increase of 0.015 mills making it a total of 75.456 mills to fund the 2021 budget requests. Bert moved to set the 2021 mill levy as 75.456 mills for publication and John seconded, motion carried 3-0. The budget hearing will be held on August 3rd at 10:00 am during the regular Commissioner’s meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 11:41
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