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May 28, 2014

Commissioners seek temporary appropriations from Excise Board

DUNCAN — To bridge the gap from the end of one fiscal year to the budgeting process, the Stephens County commissioners turned to the Stephens County Excise Board for temporary appropriations.

In all, a total of $8,322,827.47 was requested by the commissioenrs so each county department would have funds to start the 2014-15 fiscal year. The 2013-14 fiscal year draws to a close in June, and the county budget isn’t usually approved until July or August.

By approving the temporary appropriations, each department will have funds to start the new fiscal year. The department allocations include:

 District Attorney including $4,000 for law library for a total of $4,000.

 Sheriff including $592,512.10 for personal services, $25,520 for maintenance and operation, and $4,480 for juvenile housing, bringing the total to $622,512.10.

 Treasurer including $172,970.15 for personal services, $8,000 for travel, $30,000 for maintenance and operation, and $1 for capital outlay, for a total of $210,971.15.

 County commissioners including $2,500 for maintenance and operation, and $500 for capital outlay, for a total of $3,000.

 Extension office including $71,616 for personal services, $19,500 for travel, $12,000 for maintenance and operation, and $1 for capital outlay, bringing the total to $103,117.

 County clerk including $285,002.42 for personal services, $6,000 for travel, $35,000 for maintenance and operation, and $1 for capital outlay, for a total of $326,003.42.

 Assessor including $173,600.15 for personal services, $9,200 for travel, $5,000 for maintenance and operation, and $1 for capital outlay, bringing the total to $187,801.15.

 Court clerk including $208,559.35 for personal services, $6,000 for part-time help and $6,000 for travel, for a total of $220,559.35.

 District Court including $10,000 for maintenance and operation, for a total of $10,000.

 Charity including $22,967.28 for personal services, $300 for travel, $15,000 for maintenance and operation, and $1 for capital outlay, for a total of $38,268.28.

 General government including $282,767.18 for personal services, $10,000 for part-time help, $350 for travel, $725,000 for maintenance and operation, $1 for capital outlay, $1 for judgments, $4,566,684.85 for emergency repair, $850,000 for employee matching benefits, and $4,000 for pre-employment physicals, for a total of $5,988,804.03.

 Excise Board including $6,000 for personal services, $1,500 for travel, $1 maintenance and operation, and $1 for capital outlay, bringing the total to $7,502.

 Election board including $69,065.77 for personal services, $10,498 for part-time help, $1,000 for travel, $12,024.08 for maintenance and operation, and $3,042 for capital outlay, for a total of $95,629.85.

Additionally, funds were also requested for programs and projects including:

 County audit including $61,315.20 for salaries and expense of audit report for a total of $61,315.20.

 Stephens County Free Fair including $15,000 for premiums and awards for a total of $15,000.

 Visual inspection including $183,961.80 for personal services; $22,500 for part-time help, $10,000 for travel, $25,000 for maintenance and operation, $68,070 for capital outlay, $75,912.14 for employee matching benefits, and visual lease maintenance contract for $40,500, bringing the total to $425,943.94.

 Trapper including personal services for $2,400 for a total of $2,400.

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