It is the responsibility of the County Commissioners to prepare, adopt, and maintain the budget. The budget is the annual financial plan of revenues and expenditures for a given fiscal year (January 1 to December 31). The budget process involves requests from courts, row offices, and departments; revenue projections; and detailed analysis by the Commissioners and Chief Clerk.
After preliminary review by the Commissioners, and after meetings with County officials, the proposed budget is made available for public inspection. After inspection, the Commissioners make revisions as necessary, set the tax millage for the year, and adopt the budget.
2005 Annual Budget Expenditures
2005 Annual Budget Revenue
2011 County Budget Summary
2011 Detailed County Budget
2012 County Budget Summary
2012 Detailed County Budget
2012 Expenditure Pie Chart
2012 Revenue Pie Chart
Much of the County's expenditures go toward services mandated by state government. As shown on the expenditures pie chart, 22.66% of the county's expenditures are for welfare (including the Shirley Home, Home Nursing, Human Services, and Children's Services). Governmental expenses make up 30.20% of the county's expenditures (administrative and judicial expenses). 19.63% of the budjet is used for the Corrections Department (Adult & juvenile probation, children services, and the jail). Less than one percent of the County's expenditures are used for health (Mental Health/Mental Retardation), and 17.63% is used for miscellaneous expenses. 9.2% of expenditures is used for the Tax Anticipation Note, and less than one percent is made up of non-governmental expenses. The total expenditures budget for Huntingon County for the year 2012 is $14,502,712. Approximately 54.39% of revenue for 2012 is expected to come from local taxes, principally the 27 mils of real estae tax. The balance of funds come from fees, court costs and state and federal grants.