County approves FY 2021 salaries, amends 2020 budget

Board of Supervisors
By: 
Kim Brooks
Express Editor

     During the March 31 regular board meeting of the Jones County Supervisors, they approved the Fiscal Year 2021 budget, and amended the FY 2020 budget.

     The board held a public hearing on the 2021 budget. As part of the budget, the board also established the FY 2021 salaries for elected officials. The Jones County Compensation Board previously recommended a 10 percent increase for County Attorney; 6 percent for the County Recorder; and 5 percent for County Auditor, Sheriff, Treasurer, and Supervisors.

     The board reduced the increases to 7 percent for Attorney (a salary of $106,530.91); 4.2 percent of Recorder (a salary of $66,474.93); 3.5 percent for Auditor (a salary of $71,053.86), Sheriff (a salary of $91,677.59), and Treasurer (a salary of $68,915.23); and 3 percent for Supervisors (a salary of $30,900.55).

     With the FY 2021 budget approval, this includes:

     • Total expenditures of $20,346,491

     • Total revenues of $18,230,550

     • A countywide tax levy of $6,833,746, against a $1,114,936,435 valuation. This produces a rate of $5.96867 per $1,000. This is 3.58 cents higher than the current year’s levy rate.

     • A rural tax levy of $2,203,753, against a $810,921,842 valuation. This produces a rate of $2.71759 per $1,000. This is 5 cents higher than the current year’s levy rate.

     The board also designated portions of the unreserved fund balance:

     • $31,000 to the General Basic Fund

     • $20,000 to the General Supplemental Fund

     • Unused local option sales tax to the Secondary Road Fund

     The board approved reductions to the FY 2020 departmental appropriations:

     • Court Activities – A reduction of $6,500 from the original $10,000

     • Conservation Capital Projects – A reduction of $297,884 from the original $568,040

     • Central Park Lake Project – A reduction of $10,458 from the original $47,458

     • Wapsipinicon Trail Project – A reduction of $449,793 from the original $520,000

     The FY 2020 budget amendment included noting the fact that the budget might need to be amended further due to the county’s expenses associated with its response to COVID-19.

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