BROOKINGS – Brookings County’s commissioners approved the county’s 2022 budget on Tuesday. The total budget is nearly $ 32.3 million and will go into effect Jan. 1.
The 2022 Provisional Budget, adopted at an earlier meeting, has also been amended to pave the way for the approval of the budget for next year this week.
According to Commission Director Stacey Steffensen, the provisional budget was adjusted by adding supplies and growth figures, which resulted in minor changes to the final budget.
Steffensen said at the meeting on Tuesday that the changes have slightly lowered the property tax. It’s estimated at 4,202 per $ 1,000 in 2022.
The budget for 2022 is slightly larger than that of 2021, which was almost $ 32 million.
One of the main differences in the 2022 budget is the increase in public safety spending. In 2021, the county was expected to spend $ 3,886,422 from the General Public Safety Fund. In 2022, the county is expected to spend $ 4,554,074 from the General Public Safety Fund. The increases apply to the county jail and the enhanced 911.
The district plans to spend significantly less on juvenile detention in the 2022 budget. The 2022 budget also shows the county is expected to spend $ 67,500 more than 2021 on the Drainage Commission.
Other significant changes include a cut in the Bridge and Road Fund spending for the 2022 budget. In 2021, the county was estimated at $ 8,279,025 for the Bridge and Road Fund. In the 2022 budget, the county is expected to spend $ 7,266,808. The district is also expected to spend more on domestic violence and less on social benefits in the 2022 budget.
The public library will see an increase in the county’s funds in the 2022 budget. In the 2021 budget, the public library received $ 23,700 in funding; In the 2022 budget, the public library is expected to receive $ 31,200.
The commissioners unanimously approved the 2022 budget. To view the budget visit this link: http://www.brookingscountysd.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/11218?fileID=9538.
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