According to preliminary budget figures for Ravalli County, revenues for Fiscal Year 2013 are expected to drop. Budgeted tax revenues have declined from $1,968,670 in FY 2012 to $1,866,882 for FY 2013. Non-tax revenues are seeing a reduction from $13,693,884 in FY 2012 to $13,644,917 for FY 2013, about a $49,000 reduction. The County Road Fund, however, is seeing an increase in projected revenue from a budgeted $2,775,663 in FY 2012 up to $2,817,685 in FY 2013, an increase of about $47,000.
The total projected expenditures for FY 2013 are set at about $16.3 million. Of that total figure, about $10.2 million goes to salaries and benefits, a little over $4.5 million goes to operations, and the rest goes to debt service, capital outlay, capital reserve and other funds.
General government expenses for all the various departments, supplies and facilities, are projected at $5.3 million and represent 32.4 % of the budget; Public Safety with expenses projected at $6.1 million represents 37.2% of the budget. Public Works, at $3.2 million represents 19.8%. Public Health at roughly $654,000 is 4%, the Extension Service at a little more than $130,000 represents 0.8%, Culture and Recreation (the Fair, Library and Old Courthouse (museum) Maintenance at $523,000 represents 3.2%. The remaining miscellaneous $409,000 represents 2.5% of the budgeted expenses.