DES MOINES — Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released an audit report on Union County.
The county had local tax revenue of $18,222,184 for the year ended June 30, 2013, which included $770,306 in tax credits from the state. The county forwarded $12,236,182 of the local tax revenue to the townships, school districts, cities and other taxing bodies in the county.
The county retained $5,986,002 of the local tax revenue to finance county operations, a 1.7 percent increase over the prior year. Other revenues included charges for service of $746,904, operating grants, contributions and restricted interest of $2,972,077, local option sales tax of $515,784, unrestricted investment earnings of $1,948 and other general revenues of $370,102.
Expenses for county operations for the year ended June 30, 2013, totaled $9,506,020, a 19 percent decrease from the prior year. Expenses included $4,159,997 for roads and transportation, $1,534,057 for public safety and legal services and $1,001,126 for administration.
The significant decrease in expenses is due primarily to declines in mental health and secondary roads activity during the current year.
A copy of the audit report is available for review in the county auditor’s office, in the office of auditor of state and on the office of auditor of state’s website at http://auditor.iowa.gov/reports/1310-0088-B00F.pdf.