"The vendors of
Grow added when considering the County's General Fund, which includes many of the elected officials' offices and operations; there is a distinct history of budget requests exceeding anticipated revenues.
"These requests consistently exceed the actual expenditures at the end of a given year, thus the end-of-year balance in the fund has gradually but continuously increased, from some
Anticipated revenues for 2019 are
Payroll expenditures have increased for 2019 mainly on account of the increase of nearly 40 percent in the total healthcare premium in the County's employee partially self-funded medical insurance plan, Grow stated.
A payment of
"Later in the year the reinsurance company essentially provided an advance of nearly
Due to these increased costs, the County eliminated the 25 percent payment of dependent premiums along with the low-deductible buy-up plan, which had higher costs. The county maintains payment of more than
With capacity at the
"Under the guidance of Sheriff
"I extend my thanks to the elected officials and department heads for their diligence in supplying the detail estimates for the 2019 budget and to the industrious and faithful employees in my office," Grow stated. "Most of all, I would like to thank the good people of
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