Delta County Commissioners passed a supplemental budget for 2017 at their Dec. 18 meeting. The supplemental budget addresses circumstances not foreseen at the time the 2017 budget was adopted.
The Fairgrounds Fund was increased by $15,000 to cover unexpected power repair for the covered arena, increasing the fund from $110,250 to $125,250.
The Lodging Tax-Tourism Fund was increased by $25,000 to cover additional direct advertising and grant related expenses. The Lodging Tax-Tourism Fund budget increased from $64,200 to $89,200.
The Contingency Fund was increased from $8,037 to $58,037 by the transfer of Secure Rural Schools Title III funds in the amount of $50,000.
An additional CCI Public Lands contribution increased the PILT Fund budget by $1,000, increasing its budget amount from $613,000 to $614,000.
The Human Services Fund increased from $3,915,805 to $3,965,805 because of additional Medicaid transportation expenses of $50,000.
The Self Insurance Fund was increased from $35,000 to $85,000 to cover unexpected damage to the health department building which is projected to cost $50,000.
The additional amounts required to balance the 2017 budget were appropriated from either unanticipated revenue in that fund and/or unappropriated revenue in that fund.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.