Uneventful adjustments fill spring budget update for 2012
Vancouver, WA – Clark County is preparing for a relatively routine spring budget update under a proposal set for public hearing Tuesday, April 24.
Budget Director Jim Dickman is recommending a supplemental budget that would carry out plans for operations based on funding now available through 2012. Total revenues and total expenses both would increase by about $8.1 million, bringing the two-year budget to $923.2 million for 2011 and 2012.
The Board of County Commissioners will consider the adjustments at 10 a.m. in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.
“We are required to book state and federal grants that have received final approval, and to increase spending authority to release the funds,” said Dickman. “We also are calling for dedicated funds to be used as originally intended. While we are updating many numbers, the accounting changes will not affect most programs.”
For example, he said the county is receiving a $100,000 federal grant for state and local agencies that helped halt indoor marijuana growing throughout the county last fall. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will use about $44,000 to cover officers’ overtime, if the supplemental budget is approved as drafted.
Meanwhile, postal rate increases are projected to boost spending by $40,000, even though the county has reduced its mailings over the past few years.
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