Contact: Billy Kirk, Public Information Specialist
The Teton County Board of Commissioners adopted the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 budget this morning. Staff and elected offices have been working with Commissioners and stakeholders over the past few months to bring the budget into balance in order to fund essential services and core duties of County government, while maintaining fiscally responsible and healthy operational and capital reserves.
The FY 2019 budget includes $43,043,073 in general fund expenditures, which represents a 4.5% increase over last year’s budget. In addition to the general fund, $67,053,408 in special funds were adopted, including $14,217,765 for voter approved Specific Purpose Excise Tax projects. With these funds factored in, the overall County budget totals $110,096,481.
In FY 2018, property taxes were collected using a mill rate of 9.154. The overall mill levy was reduced by 0.75 of a mill, to 8.404 mills. Teton County is one of the only counties in the state of Wyoming that does not assess the full 12 mills allowable by State Statute.
Capital project highlights of this year’s budget include the Parks & Recreation Maintenance Facility and Employee Housing project, as well as the reconstruction of Fire Station #1.
Vice Chair Natalia Macker commented at the hearing, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Clerk Daigle, Treasure Baur, Administrator Watkins, Elected Officials and Department Directors for the collaborative process that went into this budget.”
County Clerk Daigle also added a special thank you to Treasurer Donna Baur for her years of service with Teton County, as she will be retiring and this will be her last budget adoption process.
For more information about the budget, please visit http://www.tetoncountywy.gov/249/Budgets-Financial-Statements.
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