The Budget

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Highlights from the Budget

The total General Fund for FY2021 is $36,200,893

 

 

 

 

 

General Information About Our Budget

In most places, government operations are funded by what is called the General Fund (GF). The General Fund "is used to account for resources traditionally associated with government (public safety, street maintenance, general government, planning, etc.) which are not legally required or required by sound financial management to be accounted for in another fund," (Town of Jackson 2021 Budget Message)

Because of this, when we talk about the Teton County budget we are talking about the General Fund.

The items included in the GF are: Administration, Community Development, Health & Human Services, Justice, Infrastructure, Public Safety, and Other

 

A brief definition of each of these items:

Administration covers salaries, health insurance, workers compensation, retirement, training, supplies, and more for the County Commissioners, County Clerk, County Treasurer, General Admin, General Services, Information Systems, Human Resources, and Facilities Maintenance.

 

For more details see Expense pages 1-4, 13, 18, 20, and 25-26 in the Budget.

Community Development covers salaries, health insurance, workers compensation, retirement, training, supplies, and more for the Planning/ Building Department. It also covers a variety of community benefits like annual fireworks, the START bus, the Children's Museum, the Center of Wonder, Fire/EMS Operations, Historic Preservation, and the Housing Trust.

 

For more details see Expense pages 19 and 22.

Health & Human Services covers salaries, health insurance, workers compensation, retirement, training, supplies, and more for the County Coroner, Public Health, and the County Health Officer. It also covers the county's Agriculture Extension, Human Services, Public Health, and WIC.

 

Human Services generally contains the organizations that we talk about when we talk about where we would like budget funds to go.

 

For more details see Expense pages 10, 11, 16, 17, and 21.

 

Justice covers salaries, health insurance, workers compensation, retirement, training, supplies, and more for the County Attorney, Clerk of Court, Circuit Court, and Drug Court.

 

For more details see Expense pages 7, 12, and 21.

Infrastructure covers salaries, health insurance, workers compensation, retirement, training, supplies, and more for the County Surveyor/ Engineer, the Road & Bridge department, and Pathways.

 

For more details see Expense pages 9, 14, and 24.

 

Public Safety covers salaries, health insurance, workers compensation, retirement, training, supplies, and more for the Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Communications, the Board of Prisoners/ Jail, and Emergency Management.

 

When we talk about where we would like funds to be taken from, it is from this budget, particularly but not limited to the Sheriff's Department and the Board of Prisoners/ Jail.

 

For more details see Expense pages 5, 6, 8, 15, and 23.

 

Other contains exactions (payment the county is owed for services rendered), Capital Projects Transfer, General Projects, Contingency (money on reserve for a "rainy day"), and Reserve Transfer. What this means is money that the county can move around to complete projects or cover unforeseen expenses.

 

For more details see Expense pages 16 and 27.

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