Yavapai County Board of Supervisors will make its $77.8 million fiscal year 2009-10 budget official Monday, Aug. 17.
The board held its budget hearing Aug. 3 but delayed ratification of the budget until Aug. 17 because of the language on the agenda. Yavapai County District 1 Supervisor Carol Springer noticed the meeting agenda stated the board would approved budgets for special districts for fiscal year 2008-09 instead of FY 2009-10.
County Administrator Julie Ayers said notices to the public mentioned the correct fiscal year.
The item appears on the board’s consent agenda for Monday’s meeting.
The board adopted a tentative budget in July setting the budget cap that looked very much the same as the final budget.
“There has not been any significant changes,” Ayers said. As of the Aug. 3 meeting, the state had not adopted a budget meaning county impact was still unknown.
Of the $77.8 million general fund, which pays for county operations, courts and law enforcement is where more than half of the money is spent, according to Ayers. Law enforcement and courts will account for 53 percent of the general fund expenditures.
The majority of the fund’s revenue is generated from property tax, which accounts for 44 percent. State shared sales tax makes up 22 percent and the remaining 44 percent of the fund’s revenue comes from numerous sources including the county’s 1/2-cent sales tax and vehicle licensing fees.
The county’s budget is down 5 percent from FY 2008-09 and Yavapai County District 3 Supervisor Chip Davis said the county may not need all the money.
“It’s not what we’ll necessarily spend,” Davis said. The county is still waiting on state numbers, which could impact spending, but for now, things look alright.
“Today, we feel like we’re in a good position,” Davis said.
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