Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman reports Gronewold, Bell, Kyhnn & Co. P.C. CPAs have released an audit report on Cass County. The reports shows the County had local tax revenue of $24.5-million for the year ending June 30th, 2013, which included just over $1.04-million in tax credits from the state. The County forwarded more than $17.6-million of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the County.
The County retained slightly more than $6.89-million of the local tax revenue to finance County operations, which is a 0.2 (Two-tenths) percent decrease from the prior year. Other revenues included $4.87-million from the state, including indirect federal funding of $1.48-million, charges for service of $366,761, and just under $150,000 for the use of money and property.
Expenditures for County operations totaled $11.94-million, a 16.9 percent decrease from the prior year. Expenses included $4.2-million for roads and transportation, $1.15-million for mental health, nearly $2.06-million for public safety and legal services, $362,366 for capital projects, and $1.17-million for administrative services.
A copy of the audit report is available for review in the office of the Auditor of State and the Cass County Auditor’s office.