The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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October 18, 2013

Sheriff will see balanced budget through end of year



The Sheriff Policing Revolving Fund, which was created by law to house the funds generated from the Ashtabula Township levy for extra patrol as well as a school resource officer for Lakeside High School, is short $50,000. The levy, which will be collected through the end of next year, generates about $150,000.

Johnson said he thinks his department has done an extremely good job in staying close to the amount of money they give him to run the largest police department in the county. Johnson is working on his budget for next year and is hoping to see an increase.

“If I’m fair to them and they’re fair to me with what they give me, then we should be good at the end of the year and shouldn’t have to do much adjusting,” he said.

Claypool said the increase in the jail is definitely something commissioners will have to consider for next year’s budget.

“It’s something we have to be prepared for next year,” he said. “These inmates just aren’t going away.”

Johnson said the increase to his budget was just a cost of doing business, there were no luxuries for his department.

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