The Butts County Commissioner’s Office announces the proposed general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013). The proposed budget targets a reduction of costs in the amount of  $1,471,674.00 and a corresponding reduction of revenue to achieve a balanced budget as required under law. It also anticipates a millage rate decrease of 2.5 mils for the County General Government, not inclusive of any reductions that may be enacted by the Board of Education or the State of Georgia.

A public hearing will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 9:00 AM to tentatively approve or otherwise modify the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 General Government Budget for Butts County and associated Enterprise Fund and SPLOST budgets. The location of the meeting will be the C. Wayne King Auditorium located at the Butts County Administration Building, 625 West Third Street, Jackson, Georgia 30233. Final adoption of the FY 2013 budget will occur on or after July 12, 2013.

Department Designation FY 2012 Appropriation FY 2013 Appropriation
1100 Commissioners $118,307.00 $121,921.51
1120 Board of Equalization $11,350.00 $19,753.00
1300 Executive $99,792.00 $99,792.00
1400 Board of Elections $146,325.00 $161,182.86
1500 Administration $252,314.00 $243,967.84
1545 Tax Commissioner $224,208.00 $231,958.27
1550 Tax Assessors $322,507.00 $324,915.72
1565 Centralized Services $3,914,555.00 $3,475,965.51
2100 Towaliga Judicial Circuit $449,529.00 $505,073.35
2180 Clerk of Superior Court $350,578.00 $355,399.19
2400 Magistrate Court $179,135.00 $158,757.00
2450 Probate Court $222,011.00 $212,937.00
3300 Sheriff’s Office $2,450,917.00 $2,447,340.00
3326 Sheriff’s Office-Jail $2,420,775.00 $2,348,894.38
3500 Emergency Services $2,084,645.00 $2,119,523.51
3700 Coroner $40,077.00 $38,297.46
3800 E-911 Communications $431,846.00 $445,884.00
3920 Homeland Security $1,175.00 $3,100.00
4200 Public Works $1,830,263.00 $1,815,247.00
6100 Parks & Recreation $497,135.00 $426,095.00
6200 Historic Properties $12,000.00 $15,000.00
6300 Senior Citizens Services $109,024.00 $111,842.53
6500 Library $217,041.00 $185,940.92
7400 Community Development $572,873.00 $1,268,851.00
7500 Development Authority $275,000.00 $100,000.00
7600 Extension Service $67,914.00 $58,813.57
8000 Debt Service $1,457,816.00 $0.00
TOTAL M & O $18,759,112 $17,296,453
Health and Welfare Area
5110 Hospital Authority $540,000.00 $540,000.00
5170 Health Department $145,775.00 $145,775.00
5410 Dept of Family & Children Serv $25,415.00 $25,415.00
5420 Mental Health/Retardation/SA $54,980.00 $54,980.00
5430 MR Services $4,500.00 $4,500.00
5431 Community Action Agency $3,775.00 $0.00
5442 Butts County LET $0.00 $2,500.00
TOTAL HEALTH/WELFARE $774,445 $773,170
Conservation
7120 Water & Sewer Authority $30,000.00 $30,000.00
7130 Agricultural Resources $6,240.00 $10,000.00
7140 Forrest Resources $6,694.00 $6,694.00
7160 Ga Dept of Natural Resources $18,500.00 $18,500.00
 TOTAL CONSERVATION $61,434 $65,194
Child Development
7631 McIntosh Trail ECDC $9,775.00 $9,775.00
7633 Jackson-Butts County CDC $11,500.00 $0.00
 TOTAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT $21,275 $9,775
TOTAL FY 2012 APPROVED BUDGET $19,616,266
TOTAL FY 2013 PROPOSED BUDGET $18,144,592
Reductions FY 2012 v FY 2013 $1,471,674
TOTAL FY 2013 ANTICIPATED REVENUE $18,144,592
TOTAL REVENUE V EXPENDITURES $0