August 24, 2021 Tuesday 9:00 am
The Bourbon County Commission met in open session for a 2022 budget session, all three Commissioners and the County Clerk were present.
Susan Bancroft was also present.
Due to COVID precautions, the meeting was closed to the public, but broadcast on YouTube.
Susan presented the Commissioners with a revised 2022 budget; she said the cost for all the department’s budgets + a 3% increase for non-elected personnel and benefits – costs the County $5+ million. She said this figure also includes filling two vacant positions. She was able to get the 2022 budget down to 62.5 mills, the RNR rate is 62.13; she said this was accomplished by using $250,000 of the Windmill money and by using ARPA funds (the County received $1.4 million in ARPA funds in 2021 and will receive the same in 2022, this money must be allocated by 2025). She discussed the public safety budget and said she was budgeting to put them on a schedule to replace two vehicles each year. She budgeted for all increases requested. Susan said she would present final numbers to the Commissioners on August 25th. She budgeted approximately $350,000 for contingency expenses. The RNR hearing will be September 7th and the budget hearing will be September 14th. Some departments requested increases to their budget; Jim questioned what they had budgeted the increases for; Susan reviewed the budgeted increases with the Commissioners. She discussed the turnover in the correctional center; she said this was due to pay and said they needed to look at restructuring this. Lynne discussed the holidays taken off, he said most of these holidays are the same as most businesses take off; Susan said the paid holidays off help offset the lower wages. The Commissioners thanked Susan for her work on the budget.
At 9:41, Clifton made a motion to close the budget work session, Jim seconded and all approved.
THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF BOURBON COUNTY, KANSAS
(ss) Lynne Oharah, Chairman
(ss) Jim Harris, Commissioner
(ss) Clifton Beth, Commissioner
Kendell Mason, Bourbon County Clerk
August 25, 2021, Approved Date