Based on expenditure reports Sheriff Cox obtained from the Livingston County Clerk, the following budget status for the detainees being housed at the Daviess Dekalb County Regional Jail are as follows.
Sheriff Cox reports that using the reference of employee salaries which are paid out in 12 equal monthly payments, the budget status through July 31, 2013 shows salaries of full time employees are 58.33% spent. For comparison purposes, using that 58.33% as a benchmark for comparison of the budget discussion.
The Board of Prisoners budget line item has expended 60.88% during the same time period or roughly 2.55% over the benchmark.
The budget line item for medical care of prisoners is showing only 48.94% spent or being 9.39% under benchmark and the line item for inmate transfers has only used 32.32%, being 26.01% under the benchmark.
As of July 31, 2013 the status of current budgets which the Livingston County Sheriffâ€™s Office operates under are at the following levels:
a. County Revenue-Jail: 61.22% expended or 2.89% over the benchmark of salaries.
b. Law Enforcement Sales Tax-Jail: 43.79% expended or 14.54% under the benchmark.
c. County Revenue-Sheriff: 53.60% expended or 4.73% under the benchmark.
d. Law Enforcement Sales Tax: 43.84% expended or 14.49% under the benchmark
Sheriff Cox stated he believes Livingston County Sheriffâ€™s Office is living within its means and although they do not have the jail facility open; the Livingston County Commission and Sheriff are wisely using tax dollars during this year long study of the jail.