Over the past month, the Bourbon County Commission has accepted budget requests from a variety of departments as they prepare for their upcoming budget deadline.
The commission continues to try to be frugal with the county funds as they face expenses such as roads and bridges in need of repairs, vehicles and equipment in need of replacement, as well as the need to offer employees competitive salaries and benefits in order to encourage them to stay.
Already, a work session has been held by the commission to look over the budget requests and the budget process. A few requests including that from the Sheriff’s Department and the Attorney have not yet been received.
See below for the departments and their budget requests for 2018 and the amount they were given for the 2017 budget year, as provided by County Clerk Kendell Mason.
Department 2018 Request 2017 Approved
Appraiser $279,761 $268,162
Bridge and Culvert $204,129 $214,129
Clerk $96,760 $98,462
District Court $247,293 $242,293
Election $86,900 $86,900
Elm Creek $27,031 $26,931
Emergency Management $61,439 $66,464
Emergency Management Grant $17,500 $17,000
Information Technology $187,503 $173,288
Landfill $302,580 $238,749
Noxious Weed $151,528 $151,528
Register of Deeds $90,450 $90,550
Road and Bridge $2,003,688 $2,003,688
Road and Bridge Sales Tax $1,008,124 $1,064,894
Special Bridge $20,585 $20,585
Special Bridge Improvement Fund $364,318 ———–
Treasurer $106,750 $106,062