Johnson County Passes FY2014-15 Budget

Johnson County's Commissioners.
Johnson County's Commissioners.

During their regular meeting this week, the Johnson County Commissioners passed their final budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

The overall budget for the county was just under $44.6 million, but included $20.8 million in reserve funds, and $2.8 million in perpetual funds, which are reserve funds allocated for a specific purpose.
The operating budget for FY 2014-15 is $19.6 million.

The commissioners approved the 12 mill levies allowed them, approved the Special District mill levies, the 8 mills each for the Town of Kaycee and City of Buffalo, and the mills for the Johnson County School District.
The commissioners also approved the assessment role for the Powder River Irrigation District, the Crazy Woman Watershed Improvement District, and the North Fork Irrigation District.

Of the 12 mills allowed the county, only 10.525 mills go to the county for operations. The Johnson County Fair Board receives .371 mills; the library receives .826 mills and the Jim Gatchell Museum receives .278 mills.

For the Special Districts, the hospital will receive 3 mills; Solid Waste 1 mill; Lake DeSmet Conservation District 1 mill; Powder River Conservation District 1 mill; Powder River Fire District .931 mill; Rural Health 1.161 mills; and Weed and Pest .777 mill.

The mill levies for the school district: School Special account 25 mills; State School 12 mills, County School 12 mills; Johnson County Recreation District 1 mill; Board of Cooperative Education Services, or BOCES .5 mill; and County School Foundation 6 mills.

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