County hears budget requests



May 25, 2016 - 12:00 AM

With budget season upon them, Allen County commissioners heard requests, and justifying presentations, from the District Court and Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center.

District Court support was pegged at $381,458 for 2017, less than 2015 but a touch more than 2016. The mental health center requested $120,500, a 3 percent increase over this year’s $117,000.

Dina Morrison, who manages day-to-day activities of the District Court, said the county’s contribution would be buffered by fees that flow to the general fund. She predicted 2017’s at $66,320.92, which, if on the nose, would leave the county’s net responsibility at a little over $315,000.