Web. Co. sups approve transfer

A transfer in appropriations between departments was approved on Monday, the last day of the fiscal year, by the Webster County Board of Supervisors in a special meeting.

The board voted to decrease the appropriation for the courthouse by $1,405, and increase the Social Services building by that amount; and to decrease county attorney and increase the District Court appropriation by $1,310.

This is a routine change, to reflect unforeseen changes that came up after the budget was finalized, said County Auditor Carol Messerly. Money is taken from a department that used less than expected to help one that used more.

“No budget was exceeded,” Supervisor Clark Fletcher said. “We’re just transferring from one to the other.”

Messerly said quite a bit of work has been done this year at the Social Services building, 330 First Ave. N., which hadn’t been known beforehand.

In District Court, one of the biggest expenses has been juvenile care, she added.

Appropriations for the 2014-2015 fiscal year were approved at the June 24 supervisors meeting, based on the budget set in February. The total fiscal year 2015 budget was for $35,561,321, an increase of about $3 million from 2014’s estimate.

The total county attorney budget decreased from about $907,000 to $900,000 from fiscal year 2014 to 2015. There were $300,000 budgeted for juvenile care in both years.