County budget talks continue


Budget discussions for 2018 continue at the Clinton County Commissioners Office. On Wednesday, the Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office was one of the departments that met with commissioners. Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney Richard W. Moyer would like his staff to receive a 3 percent cost-of-living (COL) increase to maintain their spending power. If the COL increase does go into effect for 2018, it would add a total of $13,169 to the department’s personnel expenditures.The passage of State Issue 1 in Tuesday’s election — the crime victims’ rights amendment — may increase the prosecutor’s expenses, said Moyer. A complicating factor in the county budget discussions, said Clinton County Commissioners President Kerry R. Steed, is the fact the county does not currently have “a solid insurance number yet.” Presently, commissioners overall are looking at about a $400,000 increase in insurance costs with a straight renewal, Steed said, and hence are looking at alternatives in hopes of reducing the size of the insurance costs increase. In the foreground, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Manager Kelly Shoemaker converses with commissioners, while in the background, Clinton County Prosecutor Rick Moyer looks at expenditure numbers projected onto the wall.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

Budget discussions for 2018 continue at the Clinton County Commissioners Office. On Wednesday, the Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office was one of the departments that met with commissioners. Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney Richard W. Moyer would like his staff to receive a 3 percent cost-of-living (COL) increase to maintain their spending power. If the COL increase does go into effect for 2018, it would add a total of $13,169 to the department’s personnel expenditures.The passage of State Issue 1 in Tuesday’s election — the crime victims’ rights amendment — may increase the prosecutor’s expenses, said Moyer. A complicating factor in the county budget discussions, said Clinton County Commissioners President Kerry R. Steed, is the fact the county does not currently have “a solid insurance number yet.” Presently, commissioners overall are looking at about a $400,000 increase in insurance costs with a straight renewal, Steed said, and hence are looking at alternatives in hopes of reducing the size of the insurance costs increase. In the foreground, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Manager Kelly Shoemaker converses with commissioners, while in the background, Clinton County Prosecutor Rick Moyer looks at expenditure numbers projected onto the wall.

Budget discussions for 2018 continue at the Clinton County Commissioners Office. On Wednesday, the Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office was one of the departments that met with commissioners. Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney Richard W. Moyer would like his staff to receive a 3 percent cost-of-living (COL) increase to maintain their spending power. If the COL increase does go into effect for 2018, it would add a total of $13,169 to the department’s personnel expenditures.The passage of State Issue 1 in Tuesday’s election — the crime victims’ rights amendment — may increase the prosecutor’s expenses, said Moyer. A complicating factor in the county budget discussions, said Clinton County Commissioners President Kerry R. Steed, is the fact the county does not currently have “a solid insurance number yet.” Presently, commissioners overall are looking at about a $400,000 increase in insurance costs with a straight renewal, Steed said, and hence are looking at alternatives in hopes of reducing the size of the insurance costs increase. In the foreground, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Manager Kelly Shoemaker converses with commissioners, while in the background, Clinton County Prosecutor Rick Moyer looks at expenditure numbers projected onto the wall.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_shoemaker.jpgBudget discussions for 2018 continue at the Clinton County Commissioners Office. On Wednesday, the Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office was one of the departments that met with commissioners. Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney Richard W. Moyer would like his staff to receive a 3 percent cost-of-living (COL) increase to maintain their spending power. If the COL increase does go into effect for 2018, it would add a total of $13,169 to the department’s personnel expenditures.The passage of State Issue 1 in Tuesday’s election — the crime victims’ rights amendment — may increase the prosecutor’s expenses, said Moyer. A complicating factor in the county budget discussions, said Clinton County Commissioners President Kerry R. Steed, is the fact the county does not currently have “a solid insurance number yet.” Presently, commissioners overall are looking at about a $400,000 increase in insurance costs with a straight renewal, Steed said, and hence are looking at alternatives in hopes of reducing the size of the insurance costs increase. In the foreground, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Manager Kelly Shoemaker converses with commissioners, while in the background, Clinton County Prosecutor Rick Moyer looks at expenditure numbers projected onto the wall. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal