McPherson County fiscal year 2012 special alcohol fund budget authority
What it is A budget outside of the general fund containing money collected by McPherson County through liquor taxes. Establishments outside of larger cities in the county pay taxes to the fund, although those inside the city of McPherson do not.
What the disbursement was last year
$18,000 (53.33 percent more than 2012)
Total county budget
Percent of total
TOTAL NON-GENERAL FUND BUDGET
PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL NON-GENERAL FUND BUDGET
Explanation In years past, the special alcohol fund sat unused, collecting tax revenue in the neighborhood of $8,150 each year without allocating it in any specific direction. In recent years, however, area substance abuse agencies began requesting access to the funds. Today, Omega House and Prairie View of McPherson and Valley Hope of Moundridge each receive an equal share of the fund’s balance. In 2011, each group received $6,000, but due to the fund’s dwindling bottom line, each will receive only $2,800 in 2012. In years after 2012, each group will be allocated 33 percent of the fund’s resources.
Quote “The commission had developed a surplus saved up, and no one was making any requests on it.” — Rick Witte, McPherson County administrator