The Johnson County Jail will have a bit of extra money after the 3rd quarter of this year. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk with Johnson County Sheriff Chuck Heiss:
“We are now looking at instead of $889,000 in total revenues for the jail, we are probably looking at more like $1.2 or $1.3 million in total revenues,” said Heiss. “That’s pretty significant in terms of what we are able to do with the jail. We have an operating budget of $1.1 mllion, and it’s pretty likely we are going to finish the year with at $250,000 or $300,000 surplus. ”
Heiss said he believes this is the first time the jail has had a budget surplus.
“Monies that are left over can then be applied to expenditures on the Sheriff’s side of things,” added Heiss. “That would greately reduce the number of dollars required to allocate out of the general revenues to fund the Sheriff’s operations. Given the state of the economy in Missouri and across the country, we are pretty excited to be in the position we are in right now.”
Heiss says the unexpected news is a win-win for everyone.