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Analysis of county financial numbers show items close to exceeding budget through Jan.

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BY THE NUMBERS

By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - As The Pioneer News has documented in past stories, members of fiscal court receive a monthly series of financial reports.

One such document is the appropriation condition report.

That lists each line item in the budget and provides the amount budgeted, any transfers, what has been spent, the balance and the percentage of the budgeted amount that has been used.

Through seven months, salary levels for full-time employees sets around 57.69 percent. 

Other line items can vary depending upon the payment cycle for goods or services.

When funds are expended in a particular line item, transfers can be done as long as the money is available in the department.

In looking through the report through Jan. 31, here are some of the accounts which look to be in danger of exceeding the budget by the end of June:

*Travel reimbursement in the county judge’s office -- Budgeted $1,000 and spent $1,096 through January

*Telephones in county judge’s budget -- Budgeted $10,000 and spent $9,714 (97 percent)

*Miscellaneous in county judge’s office -- Budgeted $500 and spent $1,280

*Sheriff’s deputies -- Budgeted $300,000 and expended $567,297

*Sheriff’s health insurance -- Budgeted $252,000 and spent $282,872

*Sheriff’s phones -- Budgeted $8,000 and spent $10,651

(A couple of these items were the point of discussion at the recent fiscal court meeting and a resolution was being worked on.)

*Insurance revenue sharing -- Budgeted $110,000 and appropriated $93,808 (85 percent)

*Fiscal court conferences/registrations -- Budgeted $2,400 and spent $3,228

*Fiscal court phones -- Budgeted $1,800 and spent $2,106

*County treasurer’s office supplies -- Budgeted $1,000 and spent $1,169

*Planning code enforcement officer/numbering -- Budgeted $24,960 and spent $21,010 (84 percent)

*Planning administrative assistants -- Budgeted $21,840 and spent $17,439 (79 percent)

(The planning office had some shifting of duties and the budget had one less position than were actually working. At the time, members said that a budget amendment would be needed.)

*Inmate works program -- Budgeted $15,000 and spent $10,952 (73 percent)

*Code enforcement office supplies -- Budgeted $1,000 and spent $1,288

*Postal charges -- Budgeted $250 and spent $280

*Code enforcement telephones -- Budgeted $5,000 and spent $4,363 (87 percent)

*Animal shelter solid waste collection -- Budgeted $2,400 and spent $1,725 (71 percent)

*Animal shelter building maintenance -- Budgeted $1,200 and spent $1,237

*Animal shelter miscellaneous -- Budgeted $500 and spent $2,408

*Contracted leachate service at landfill -- Budgeted $50,930 and spent $60,479

*Solid waste miscellaneous -- Budgeted $500 and spent $3,264

*Parks machinery and equipment -- Budgeted $10,000 and spent $7,865

*Parks telephone -- Budgeted $1,200 and spent $898 (74 percent)

*Parks water and sewer -- Budgeted $50,000 and spent $34,393

*County advertising -- Budgeted $2,500 and spent $18,886

*Road department salaries -- Budgeted $502,240 and spent $314,993 (62 percent)

*Asphalt -- Budgeted $373,000 and spent $393,833

*Machinery and equipment -- Budgeted $274,000 and spent $274,000.

*Jail part-time personnel -- Budgeted $159,360 and spent $102,202 (64 percent)

*Jail building maintenance -- Budgeted $45,000 and spent $31,894 (70 percent)

*Inmate clothing -- Budgeted $4,000 and spent $4,341

*Jail medical services -- Budgeted $250,000 and spent $167,983 (67 percent)

*Jail phone -- Budgeted $22,00 and spent $17,616 (80 percent)

*EMS office equipment -- Budgeted $3,000 and spent $2,931

*Oxygen -- Budgeted $10,800 and spent $7,262 (67 percent)

*Medical supplies -- Budgeted $80,000 and spent $67,754 (84 percent)

*Reimbursement/travel -- Budgeted $1,500 and spent $2,899

*EMS telephone -- Budgeted $6,000 and spent $9,737

*EMS Miscellaneous -- Budgeted $500 and spent $510

*Central Dispatch data collection -- Budgeted $16,000 and spent $16,041

*Central Dispatch office equipment -- Budgeted $5,000 and spent $3,522 (70 percent)

*Central Dispatch office supplies -- Budgeted $3,000 and spent $2,020 (67 percent)

*Central Dispatch telephones -- Budgeted $16,000 and spent $10,179 (63 percent)

*Central Dispatch training materials -- Budgeted $1,000 and spent $679 (67 percent)

*Central Dispatch travel -- Budgeted $1,000 and spent $662 (66 percent)

The general fund balance at the end of January was $4.37 million.

The jail had $1.16 million left to spent in the final five months after spending $1.6 million in the first seven months.

The overall budget of $20.7 million has seen $12.1 million spent with $8.55 million left for the final five months.

The cash balance in the bank for all accounts at the end of January was $5.8 million.

By the Numbers is an occasional feature of The Pioneer News that looks at departments and other agencies. It is simply a presentation of the particular numbers available through public records.