ALEEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – The Allen County government may have to siphon off $7 million from its rainy day fund to make ends meet in 2013.
Property and income tax revenues are forecasted to go up next year, but County Auditor Tera Klutz still believes expenses will exceed revenues by more than $4 million.
Health insurance claims have skyrocketed, and they are expected to be a problem next year as well.
“When you're self funded, it does make a difference,” said Darren Vogt from the Allen County Council. “We've got to make sure we're putting enough money aside, as our auditor said today, we're going to be in the red, if we don't appropriate from the rainy day fund.”
County council voted 4 to 1 on Thursday, in favor of spending about $7 million to help upgrade the local 911 emergency dispatch radio system.
Rainy day funds will be dedicated for that improvement as well.
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