I asked the Sheriff’s Department to compare expenditures this year with a year ago.
Business Manager Sandy Salgado compared expenditures for December, January and through the 20th of February for 2014 and 2015.
The amount spent was $1 million less under Bill Prim than under Keith Nygren.
Total Department Fund $33,356,978
Total Department Fund $32,340,642
Difference $1,016,335 (County Board cut budget by budget this much for FY15)
Year to Date expenditures:
Previous YTD expenditure at this time: $8,717,947.89
Currenty YTD expenditure at this time: $6,311,835.66
“These numbers were pulled today,” she wrote on the 20th. “This does flex as invoices come in are paid. It also is impacted on payroll weeks.
“However, although budgeted roughly a million less, we are not only living within those constraints, but significantly less.”
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And coming to the Law & Justice Committee on Monday is a reorganization of the upper management of the Sheriff’s Department that will save $37,821 in wages, plus savings in Social Security and IMRF/SLEP pension funds.
Here is how the changes are described:
On December 1, 2014 Bill Prim was sworn into office has the new McHenry County Sheriff, replacing a retiring Sheriff whose term in office expanded over seventeen years.
Upon taking office the new Sheriff reviewed and analyzed the current organizational structure, determining that cost savings of and improved efficiencies could be achieved through reclassifying certain management positions along with redistributing certain responsibilities.