County amends FY 2021-22 budget

Friday, April 29, 2022

The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing last week for a proposed 2021/2022 fiscal year budget amendment before approving the amendment as published.

The budget amendment was required because:

•Intergovernmental Revenues were increased $10,000 for HAVA Cybersecurity Grant Funds received and restricted to improving security in election processes.

•Physical Health & Social Services expenditures increased $49,485 for additional Public Health Contracted Service Costs after negotiated between the Board of Supervisors and CRMC Public Health.

•Mental Health expenditures were reduced $150,000 due to a tax revenue reduction by legislative action in 2021.

•County Environment expenditures were increased $11,000 for a Nuisance Property Abatement.

•Governmental Services expenditures increased $10,000 to utilize HAVA Grant Funds for election security.

•Administration expenditures increased $40,000 for anticipated Property/Liability Insurance increases; and $850,000 for authority to spend American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds already received.

In other action, Matt Todd, County Weed Commissioner, discussed the annual Noxious Weed Destruction notice that is published annually. Action was tabled until the Engineer’s Office provides an updated resolution for the board’s consideration.

Supervisors voted to begin a summer meeting schedule on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month beginning in May with additional meetings as needed.

Sarah Tracy, County Engineer, gave the Board a heads up that during next year’s budget process she will be starting conversations about who is responsible for the activities of Weed Commissioner and Zoning Administrator since she does not believe they are duties of the Secondary Roads Department.

Justin Pritts, Emergency Management Coordinator, reported on an updated Safety Manual that is ready for Board consideration.

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