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Shopping list forming for surplus funds

March 27, 1998|By STEVEN T. DENNIS

Shopping list forming for surplus funds

The Washington County Commissioners have been planning how to spend $730,000 of this year's estimated $4 million general fund surplus over the past month.

An additional $400,000 was spent for roads equipment out of a surplus in highway fund revenue, for a total of $1.13 million in surplus spending.

By spending the money now, the items won't show up in next year's budget as an increase in spending.

The surplus spending includes:




-- $165,000 to replace an obsolete computer-based management system for the Washington County Detention Center.

-- $65,000 for a case management system and computer upgrades for the State's Attorney's Office.

-- $206,000 for 10 new police cruisers for the Sheriff's Department.

-- $15,600 for lights and sirens for cruisers.

-- $17,500 for radios for cruisers.

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-- $84,000 for seven cars for the Health Department.

-- $100,000 for the PenMar Development Corp. to help pay for a $500,000 business plan.

-- $17,000 for shelving for Hancock War Memorial Library.

-- $60,000 for a chassis for a new vehicle for the Air Unit. The rest of the fire apparatus will be purchased in fiscal year 2000. The total cost is estimated at $300,000.

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