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<br />CASS COUNIY <br />GOVERNMENT <br />..I.. <br /> <br />Auditor <br /> <br />Michael Montiplaisir, CPA <br />701-241-5601 <br /> <br />Treasurer <br /> <br />Charlotte Sandvik <br />701-241-5611 <br /> <br />Director of <br />Equalization <br /> <br />Frank Klein <br />701-241-5616 <br /> <br />Box 2806 <br />211 Ninth Street South <br />Fargo, North Dakota 58103 <br /> <br />Fax 701-241-5728 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />December 7, 2004 <br /> <br />Board of County Commissioners <br />County of Cass <br />2119thSt.S. <br />Fargo ND 58103 <br /> <br />Re: <br /> <br />2004 Budget Adjustments <br /> <br />Dear Commissioners: <br /> <br />During the year, we become aware of accounts that are going to be overspent for one <br />reason or another. Unless they are unusual items that need immediate commission <br />action, we normally wait until the last meeting of the year to make budget <br />adjustments. Generally, adjustments are only made if the funds and/or departments <br />are going to go over their budget in total; and we do not adjust individual line items <br />when one line item is over budget and another line item is under budget. There are <br />several cases where we need to make adjustments to the 2004 budget: <br /> <br />Veterans Service Fund: Expenditure Budget <br /> <br />$5,500 <br /> <br />The VSO Fund was charged with unemployment compensation expense due to a staff <br />member who left employment. This is a large expenditure for that fund; and we <br />don't budget for unemployment expense because the unemployment expense is offset <br />by the savings in salaries; however, in this case, the savings were not significant. <br /> <br />911 Fund: <br /> <br />Revenue Budget <br /> <br />$40,000Expenditure Budget <br /> <br />$200,000 <br /> <br />In the case of the 911 Fund, we had to pay the cities of Fargo and West Fargo 911 <br />funds that had been remitted to the county in error in previous years by cell phone <br />companies, We had not anticipated this but handled it out of the balance in the 911 <br />Fund. In addition, the amount that we pay the North Dakota Association of Counties <br />is tied to the revenue - we pay 50% of the wireless fees, the revenue being higher <br />than anticipated required a higher payment for the state-wide upgrade, <br /> <br />County Park <br /> <br />Expenditure Budget <br /> <br />$60,000 <br /> <br />The delay in the completion of the new building at Brewer Lake being delayed from <br />2003 to 2004 has caused a problem with the 2004 budget. The County Park Fund has <br />adequate funds; the budget adjustment is simply to add funds to the 2004 budget that <br />were originally intended to be spent in 2003, <br /> <br />SinCerel~~ fr¡".,p~ <br /> <br />Michael Montplaisir <br />County Auditor <br /> <br />SUGGESTED MOTION: <br />Move to authorize the adjustments to the 2004 Budget in the Veteran's Service <br />Officer Fund, 911 Fund, and County Park Funds as noted above. <br /> <br />J:\AUDITOR\TEMP\BUDGET ADJ 12-20-04,doc <br />