$5,984,504


Budget Breakdown: McPherson County Public Works

 

$5,984,504

­­What it is
Funds allocated to McPherson County’s Public Works Department, which is responsible for the upkeep of county structures like bridges and roads. Of its annual budget, the department spends about $1.7 million to $2 million dollars on asphalt materials alone, including liquid asphalt and aggregate substances.

What It was last year
$5,633,262 (5.67 percent less than 2012)

Total county budget
$20,852,622

Percent of total
28.70

TOTAL NON-GENERAL FUND BUDGET
$13,285,286

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL NON-GENERAL FUND BUDGET
45.01

Explanation
The public works budget went up slightly from 2011 to 2012, gaining 5.67 percent. Some of that more than $350,000 jump will go toward paying for the county’s share of the upcoming Mohawk interchange project. Other funds will be used in road maintenance and extension projects.

Quote
Speaking of the budget increase, “Part of that is for the Mohawk interchange. There are some matching funds that go into that, and the commissioners are moving toward that project now.” — Tom Kramer, public works director

WHERE SHOULD WE LOOK NEXT IN THE BUDGET?
Contact Ken by phone at (620) 241-2422 or email at ken.ward@mcphersonsentinel.com.