Palo Alto County Auditor Carmen Moser read a letter from Palo Alto County Sheriff Lynn Schultes to the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 18.
The letter contained a request to approve the hiring of a part time dispatcher. Sheryl Rehm-Chamberlain retired last year as a full time dispatcher. As of April 18, she will be returning to the Communications Center as a pert time dispatcher at $17.32 per hour. Unanimous approval was given.
In other business, Palo Alto county Auditor Carmen Moser presented the Notice of Budget Amendment for fiscal year 2017. Revenues went up for County Conservation and the County Sheriff's Office bringing total revenues for 2017 to $15,623,496, which is an increase of $120,391.
Expenditures also are higher than expected increases in Sheriff/Jail/Attorney, Juvenile Justice, conservation, utilities and capital projects (Brinks Building), brining the Total Expenditures to $19,066,934, an increase of $155,474. The combination of the two increases also reduces the end of year Fund Balance from $6,018,618 to $5,983,535, a difference of $35,083. Unanimous approval was given to publish the Notice.
In final business, the Supervisors discussed a drainage request from Randy Schmidt and Rick Hopper from Jacobson-Westergard of Estherville gave the Board an update on Drainage District 13 Annexation.