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Cherokee County fiscal audit report released

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hunzelman, Putzier & Co., PLC recently released an audit report on

Cherokee County.

The County had local tax revenue of $16,758,827 for the year ended

June 30, 2009, which included $774,242 in tax credits from the state. The County

forwarded $12,231,093 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts,

cities, and other taxing bodies in the County.

The County retained $4,527,731 of the local tax revenue to finance County

operations, a ten percent increase from the prior year. Other revenues included charges for service of $976,406, operating grants and contributions of $3,845,510, capital grants and contributions of $551,347, local option sales tax of $500,090, unrestricted investment earnings of $122,265, and other general revenues of $56,166.

Expenses for County operations totaled $9,524,463, a two percent decrease

form the prior year. Expenses included $3,912,560 for Roads and Transportation,

$1,733,694 for Administration, and $1,387,952 for Public Safety and Legal Services.

A copy of the audit report is available for review in the County Auditor's

office, in the Office of Auditor of State, and on the Auditor of State's web site at

http://auditor.iowa.gov/reports/reports.....



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