SPRINGFIELD, OH (Jan. 20, 2021) – The Board of Clark County Commissioners approved a $201.3 million budget for 2021, including a $53.2 million general fund, at its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
The budget also included about $148.1 million in non-general funds, such as the Clark County Utilities Department and federal pass-through dollars used by the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services.
“Clark County was able to financially weather the COVID storm by making tough decisions last year, and that put us in a stronger position for the coming year,” said Board President Melanie Flax Wilt. “We continue to focus on updating technology and facilities to make county government services more accessible for all, improving economic opportunities, and keeping our community members healthy and safe.”
The county used about $7.5 million in carryover funds from 2020 to balance the budget. The county projects sales tax revenue to increase by 8.8 percent due to changes to online sales tax collection and Ohio’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The budget also includes about $3.7 million in capital projects for county departments and operating money for local agencies such as the Community Improvement Corp., the Clark County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Clark County Ohio State University Extension.
The Board of Clark County Commissioners oversees 10 Clark County departments with more than 100 employees, as well as the budgets of 13 Clark County elected officials.
Clark County | Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031