Cass County Supervisors approve amended FY 2012 Budget


May 23rd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Board of Supervisors approved a Fiscal Year 2012 budget amendment during their meeting this (Wednesday) Morning, in Atlantic. The budget amendment was required due to the receipt of funds from Mid-American Energy by the Secondary Roads Department, for damage done to County roads during the installation of wind turbines in the Massena area. County Engineer Charles Marker says the County expended money for road rock and work on the roads above and beyond his original budget. The budget needed to be amended, he said, to offset those costs. The entire amount of the money received was incorporated into this year’s budget. The money stays within the Secondary Roads’ fund for supplies and work to be conducted next Fiscal Year, beginning July 1st

Auditor Dale Sunderman said the only other reason, although not required in the amended budget, is to change the amount appropriations for transfers from an unexpected increase in Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) revenues, and Iowa Department of Transportation. Sunderman said the County Budget was amended to reflect $382,467 for Secondary Roads, and increase in transfers from the Local Option Sales Tax in the amount of $15,000.