The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners on Dec. 13 adopted a $332 million budget for 2012 that includes a structurally balanced general …
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The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners on Dec. 13
adopted a $332 million budget for 2012 that includes a structurally
balanced general fund budget that protects core services, controls
spending and honors the County’s commitment to provide quality
services to citizens.
The 2012 budget protects core services (law enforcement, human
services, elections, recording, motor vehicle licensing, property
assessments and tax collection) and continues to fund senior
transportation, homemaker services, community development block
grant funds, employment and workforce development through
Arapahoe/Douglas Works! at the same levels as in 2011.
“Our goal in putting together the 2012 budget was to Strategize,
Economize and Recognize,” said Commissioner Rod Bockenfeld, who
serves as board chairman. “Our budgeting process is designed to
think about financial stability, not just next year, but beyond; to
find ways to provide services at the most efficient cost while
optimizing use of resources; and recognizing that these are
difficult times and we need to preserve the quality and value that
our workforce brings to the citizens of Arapahoe County.”
The operating budget was balanced through a number of methods
including voluntary reductions by elected offices and departments,
a recommendation to pay off a portion of an existing lease-purchase
agreement, restructuring internal charges to maximize reimbursement
from the state and federal governments, and continued
implementation of efficiency measures from department operational
The budget includes $10 million for capital projects, of which,
$1.2 million is planned for upgrades to County’s Peoria Service
Center, $1.1 million for a remodel of Arapahoe Plaza to provide
more space for Human Services programs, and $4 million set aside
for new roadway and infrastructure projects.
The 2012 budget includes funding for 1,978 employees, which
remains unchanged from the current 2011 staffing level. The budget
also funds a 1.6 percent salary adjustment based on merit and
shares the increased cost of health insurance with employees.
The mill levy for 2011 will be 16.316 mills, which falls within
TABOR constitutional revenue limitations.
A copy of the County’s budget is available for review under
What’s New on the County’s web site at www.co.arapahoe.co.us
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