The Polk County Board of Commissioners met final Wednesday and reviewed the preliminary budgets from MIS and the Sheriff’s Division.
MIS DEPARTMENT PRELIMINARY BUDGET
The commissioners reviewed Polk County’s expertise preliminary price range (MIS). MIS director Levi Webster introduced the price range to the board, and the proposed price range included a complete price range enhance of $26,000 from 2023. The price range additionally included $469,343 could be allotted towards salaries and wages.
Webster additionally said that knowledge processing and software program updates across the counties would take a big a part of the expenditures, with an estimated $316,175 allotted towards these operations. He additionally proposed to the board that up to date laptops would go to numerous county departments.
“Our laptops are simply a regular mannequin on the state contract,” stated Webster, “After 4 years, we often exchange them. So, it will likely be a mix of social providers, environmental providers, and all of the departments within the county.” The brand new laptops put in within the division will come out of the gear price range and price roughly $222,752.
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT PRELIMINARY BUDGET
The commissioners reviewed the proposed preliminary price range for the Polk County Sheriff’s Division. The price range included $3,305,372 in whole expenditures, which is over $200,000 than final 12 months’s price range.
Polk County Sheriff James Tadman introduced the proposed price range to the commissioners and said they’d use $9,000 from the 2023 funds to resume the squad automotive digital camera software program. Different software program updates embrace annual software program renewal for the information pilot police cellphone. The yearly value of renewal is roughly $2,000. This expertise immediately lets officers purchase proof knowledge from cell telephones and pill computer systems.
“It’s placing a brand new one in there from what he had with our investigation funds for any kind of investigation or instruments that we’d like,” stated Tadman, “This will likely be a brand new instrument and add-on, it will likely be for that cellphone ripping software program.”
Tadman additionally proposed the acquisition of the ability cellphone annual software program. This new instrument is used for medical emergencies and is a step up in expertise from the Rolodex.
“That is for medical points, so anytime is available in we name up the Rolodex, or anytime somebody comes and says ‘my husband having a coronary heart assault, our telecommunicators have a flip chart,” stated Tadman, “What they do with that’s they find yourself doing is flip it and it provides them a step-by-step of what to do. This provides our telecommunicators up-to-date methods data on how to reply to the medical name.”
The price range additionally included receiving $87,041 from returning their eight leased autos to the enterprise. The vehicles included 4 Tahoe’s, two Silverado’s, and two Traverse’s.
OVERVIEW OF BUDGET MEETINGS
After the preliminary price range evaluations had been accomplished, the commissioners and County Administrator Chuck Whiting mentioned the overview of the discussions. They got here to phrases with the County Levy enhance, which units the restrict on the ultimate levy. After dialogue, the board agreed on a 4% % levy enhance. That won’t finalized till the following board assembly.
Whiting said that he and the board are happy with the present budgets. “The board has spent two days going over the division budgets; the division heads did an excellent job bringing ahead their budgets,” stated Whiting, “I didn’t see something I’d contemplate to be excessive.”
The subsequent Polk County Board assembly will likely be on Tuesday, September 26.