The estimated revenue for the county’s general fund is $13,487,232.58. This reflects an increase in revenue from 2013 of $238,118.01. Appropriations exceed revenues by $3,704,999.02. The difference is covered by a carry-over increase in unencumbered funds of the same amount.
Ginn said they’ve always appropriated the full amount but didn’t spend it, thanks to due diligence on the part of the commissioners.
She added the unencumbered carry-over balance in 2008 was only $890,000.
She acknowledged part of the 2014 unencumbered money is likely what the commissioners will be using for Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer’s increased budget.