Friday, June 19, 2015

County budget available for download

Click to download budget.
Magistrates on Tuesday unanimously approved the county’s spending plan for the coming fiscal year.

The $8.71 million budget for Crittenden Fiscal Court includes no new taxes or fees for county residents, property owners or businesses. And while it does not offer county employees a raise, it does allow for an increased contribution to health care benefits to help offset premium increases.

The county anticipates $1.02 million in general fund receipts. Of that amount, $385,000 is expected from taxes on real property and another $350,000 from an occupational and net profits tax.

The largest single expenditure from the general fund is $150,000 to subsidize Crittenden Health Systems’ ambulance service. General fund expenses planned for the fiscal year that starts July 1 is less than $2,500 more than in the current fiscal year.

The county is currently operating on a $8.24 million budget. Most of next year’s increased expenditures is related to an anticipated $400,000 grant for building repairs to the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum. If the grant is not received, that amount will simply not be spent. A public hearing to solicit support for the grant application is scheduled for later this month.

Follow this link to download the fiscal court's new budget.

An electronic version of the City of Marion's 2016 budget is not yet available. It will be posted here as soon as it is available.