Johnson County Discusses One-Percent Funding At Workshop

Johnson County Discusses One-Percent Funding At Workshop

Johnson County's Commissioners scheduled a special work session Tuesday morning to discuss a number of topics including one-percent allocation.

The commissioners, along with Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess and City Planner Zach Montgomery, looked at requests from different entities requesting one-percent funding for FY 2013-14 and FY 2014-15.

Requests for funding from the City of Buffalo, Johnson County, Town of Kaycee and others such as the YMCA, Harold Jarrard Park and both the Buffalo and Kaycee Chambers of Commerce totaled almost $1.5 million in FY 2013-14 and just under $1 million in FY 2014-15.

Although the list of those making requests of one-percent funding has decreased in recent years, according to the commissioners, there is still more requests fro money than money available.

County Treasurer Carla Faircloth told the commissioners that she estimates there may be about $750,000 available for allocation in each of the next two years, but will not have final numbers for quite some time. She said she would feel more comfortable if funding were closer to the $600,000 mark to allow some funds, if available, to be put into reserve accounts.

No action was taken, and the one-percent committee will get the requests next to work through before making recommendations to the city and county for distribution.

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