County sales tax revenues up in June

 Sales tax and compensating use tax received in Cloud County in June (May sales) of this year was up from the amount received in 2013.
JoDee LeDuc, Cloud County treasurer, reported at Monday's county commission meeting that the amount received in June was $61,764.02, compared to $54,509.74 received in 2013.
LeDuc also presented a classification change for Missy Chaplin from clerk to deputy vehicle clerk with a wage increase from $14.12 to $14.87 per hour, effective July 28. Wages will be taken from Auto Special Fund, which is reimbursed by the State. The board approved the classification change.

Commissioners also approved a wage change for Stacie LaBarge, County Clerk's office, from $12 per hour to $12.75 per hour since she has reached the end of her introductory period.
The board acknowledged raises given employees of the JJA/Community Corrections Department, effective July 1. These employees have not received raises for several years, and the funding for the raises is from State Grant funds.
In other business, LeaDawn Throckmorton, Clerk of District Court, presented her office's 2015 budget in the amount of $124,906. The board will take the request under advisement when preparing the County budget.
Throckmorton discussed several changes made by the Legislature and the effect they may have on the District Court budget.
In other matters, the board
•approved department payrolls totaling $140,651.07.
•discussed issues of the Law Enforcement Center with Robert Walsh, County Attorney.
•approved a resolution stating the Intent of Cloud County, Kansas to issue and deliver No Fund Warrants to finance shortages of Revenue related to certain obligations regarding the Law Enforcement Center.
•approved signing the application to the Board of Tax Appeals for the issuance of No Fund Warrants for the Law Enforcement Center.
•heard a report from Diana Gering, Health administrator, that her department was working on its booth at the Cloud County Fair.
•heard reports of meetings attended last week from Commissioner Gary Gaspers, KWORCC board of trustees, July 17 in Topeka; and Commissioner Johnita Crawford, Juvenile Detention meeting, July 16, in Junction City.
Adjournment was at 11:30 a.m. Next meeting will be at 9 a.m., July 28.  

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