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Supervisors to review financials

Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 12:02 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, April 7, 2014 12:06 p.m. CDT

The Jasper County Board of Supervisors will take assessment of an independent auditor’s report on the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center at Tuesday’s meeting.

Supervisor Dennis Stevenson is Jasper County’s representative on the board for CIJDC, which is located in Eldora and provides its services to a number of counties within the central region of Iowa.

According the auditor’s report, CIJDC operating receipts decreased by $318,973 during the 2012-13 fiscal year compared to the 2011-12 fiscal year due to increased programming —the facility recently added an additional building capable of holding another 30 beds.

Overall, the facility had around $4.7 million total in operating receipts according to the report.

Operating disbursements increased to around $4.3 million during FY 2013, which was almost $200,000 more than in FY 2012. The auditor cited a higher cost in programs for the increase.

CIJDC finished FY 2013 with a fund balance $129,040, which was $60,438 shorter than last year’s, but the loss was attributed to the construction of the new facility on CIJDC’s campus.

Jasper County Conservation Director Keri Van Zante will update the board on the potential to of using matching funds from the Iowa Legislature to provide further repairs to the Chichaqua Valley Trail, which begins in Bondurant and ends in Baxter.

Van Zante had received approval from the board last June in the amount of $40,000 to help repair past flood damage to the trail.

Immediately following the regular meeting, the board will conduct a canvass of the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy election the Newton Community School District held last Tuesday.

Unofficial results had the measure passing with 82 percent of the vote, but only 162 voters turned out for the election.

Senior staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at, trushing@newtondailynews.com

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