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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Budget breakdown

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  • We take a closer look at the proposed 2013 expenditures for the Harvey County courthouse general budget.$1.34 millionWHAT IT IS: The proposed budget for 2013 for the Harvey County courthouse general department. These funds pay for services and items which are common to many departments in the Harvey County Courthouse, such as maintenance, utilities, audit expenses, etc.BY THE NUMBERS: Here are a few of the line items in the requested 2013 budget for this department:?- $235,017 for personal services (includes salaries and benefits for positions such as chief building maintenance, custodian/building maintenance and collection fee clerk; the county counselor consultant fee also is included in this line item)?- $85,545 for postage?- $42,000 for electricity?- $35,000 for buildings, grounds maintenance?- $20,000 for newspaper legal notices?- $8,300 for cleaning suppliesGOALS: Some of the department’s goals for the future include a remodel of the courthouse, replacement of the building’s heating/cooling system and replacement of the phone and voicemail system.Want more specific information on the courthouse general budget? Visit www.harveycounty.com/financial-documents.html to view the full budget for this, and other, county departments.Where should we look next in the budget??Contact us at: MAIL 121 W. Sixth St., Newton, KS 67114?EMAIL news@thekansan.com?FAX (316) 283-2471

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