The notice also states that the estimated property tax cap reductions would
be $1.9 million.
Urbanik said that
in the County’s general fund, there are 12 departments requesting special
raises for next year, three of which are within the County Sheriff’s Police
and Jail. There are four new full-time positions proposed in the General
Fund, including new jailers and a public outreach coordinator for the County
Animal Shelter, she said.
requests include an allocation of $3 million requested by the Parks
Department to develop Aukiki Park in Pleasant Twp. and $465,000 for ADA
upgrades in other park properties. The County is also seeking $1 million for
new Information Technology equipment.
Urbanik said that
there will be a small reduction in the general fund for County employee
health insurance, which is supported by a number of other funds.
community groups Opportunity Enterprises, Family and Youth Services Bureau
and the Porter County Council on Aging and Community Services also submitted
requests for use of County Hospital sale interest funds again for 2018,
Next week’s second
Council will begin second readings Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. with review of the
Jail, Sheriff’s Garage, Federal/DOC Prisoners, Accidents, Community
Corrections, Extradition Fund, Firearms, Inmate Healthcare Fund, Riverboat
Fund, Sex Offender Fee, Sheriff Pension Fund, VIN Inspection, Continuing Ed,
Civil Fee Fund, Drug Task Force, Charitable Donations, Overweight Vehicle
Fund, Public Safety/Data Tech, Videotape Reproduction, Photo Fund, Inmate
Processing Fees, SCAAP Grant, DEA Proceeds Grant, Sheriff Adult Community
Corrections, Prosecutor, Prosecutor Deferral, Prosecutor Pre-Trial,
Prosecutor IV-D, Domestic Violence Grant, Stop Grant, General IV-D Incentive
and State/Local Grant 9114.
Then on Thursday,
the Council will hold second readings at 5:30 p.m. on the following budgets:
Cumulative Building, Opportunity Enterprises, Porter-Starke, Family and
Youth Services Bureau, Porter County Aging & Community Services, Coroner,
Weights & Measures, Veterans Services, Extension Office, Soil & Water,
Treasurer, Recreation and Visitors Commission (Tourism Bureau), Assessor,
Reassessment, Portage Assessor, Portage Reassessment, Recorder, Recorder
Perpetuation, Recorder Redaction, ITS, ITS Print Shop, Auditor, GIS/Mapping,
Auditor Non-Reverting Fund, Jail Lease/Rental, Health Department, Antabuse,
Health Maintenance and Health Tobacco.