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County Budget

Preliminary Budget 2023

About the Budget

The Williams County 2023 Preliminary Budget, as approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on August 2, 2022, is provided below. A public hearing for the budget will be held during the regular meeting of the BOCC on September 20, 2022 and Commissioners will finalize the budget.

Note that the budget may change at any point in the year, but the proposed amount of property tax levied for any specific fund will not change once the final budget is approved.

2023 Revenue Sources

Source

Amount

Property Tax $12,103,609
Non-tax Resources (Grants, Cash Reserve, etc.) $37,737,113
Other Revenue (Fees, GPT, etc.) $70,028,121
Total $119,868,843

*Revenue sources to balance the budget

2023 Preliminary Budget Summary

County Funds*

2023 Preliminary Budget Requests (Expenditures)
General Fund $41,008,508
Road & Bridge Fund $18,883,051
Special Road Levy Fund $15,552,500
Other County-managed Levied Funds $3,530,285
Other Funds $40,894,500
County Total $119,868,843

*See below for breakdown of funds

2023 Tax Levy Summary

County Funds

 2023 Proposed Levy  2022 Certified Levy
General Fund $3,966,826 $3,964,841
Road & Bridge Fund $1,192,891 $1,073,597
Special Road Levy Fund $6,092,890 $5,850,752
Veteran's Service Officer Fund - -
County Agent Fund $401,164 $395,933
Weed Control Fund - -
Jail Repair Fund - -
County Total  $11,653,772 $11,285,123

2023 Preliminary Budget Detail by Fund Type

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

General Government

2021 Actual 2022 Appropriation 2023 Preliminary Budget Requests
Governing Board $585,830 $607,580 $435,793
Community Development $0 $0 $9,400,820
Courts $119,297 $129,750 $129,750
Auditor $368,572 $491,567 $512,606
Treasurer/Recorder $713,190 $779,342 $851,228
State's Attorney $1,418,352 $1,596,425 $1,731,588
Tax Equalization $861,656 $922,480 $889,236
Human Resources $631,283 $734,020 $935,240
Superintendent of Schools $13,978 $31,407 $10,050
DMV $370,458 $454,600 $431,916
Finance $538,003 $558,408 $602,403
Facilities $1,332,501 $1,497,392 $1,607,346
County Buildings $1,642,066 $763,371 $933,695
Emergency Communications Systems $70,417 $134,333 $145,300
Fleet $126,934 $88,671 $100,450
IT $1,731,990 $1,730,478 $1,965,730
GIS $240,945 $488,296 $284,400
Elections $2,919 $242,813 $51,100
Development Services $905,016 $1,037,702 $1,022,486
Social Services Administration $204,492 $198,264 $213,844
Weather Modification $140,368 $152,515 $150,000
Unorganized Townships $16,224 $16,600 $15,950
Non-Departmental $1,867,482 $554,136 $984,448

Total General Government

$13,901,972 $13,210,149 $23,405,379

Public Safety Projected Expenditures

2021 Actual 2022 Appropriation 2023 Preliminary Budget Requests
County Sheriff $7,041,958 $8,286,790 $9,216,359
County Jail $4,584,000 $6,150,017 $6,814,370
Youth Assessment Center $791,994 $1,110,256 $1,135,865
Emergency Services $216,160 $380,228 $436,535

Total Public Safety

$12,634,112 $15,927,291 $17,603,129

Grand Total General Fund (General Government + Public Safety)

$26,536,084 $29,137,440 $41,008,508

Road & Bridge Funds

2021 Actual 2022 Appropriation 2023 Preliminary Budget Requests
Road & Bridge Fund $8,402,506 $12,919,750 $18,883,051
Special Road Levy Fund $2,521,810 $9,362,500 $15,552,500

Total Road & Bridge

$10,924,316 $22,282,250 $34,435,551

Other County-managed Levied Funds

2021 Actual 2022 Appropriation 2023 Preliminary Budget Requests
County Agent Fund $311,640 $508,943 $588,771
Jail Repair Fund $46,256 $300,000 $300,000
Vector Control District #1 Fund $469,430 $1,088,974 $1,079,312
Veteran's Service Officer Fund $216,017 $230,029 $249,443
Unorganized Township Road & Bridge Fund $368,385 $615,000 $360,000
Weed Control Fund $398,908 $814,063 $952,759

Total Levied Funds

$1,810,636 $3,557,009 $3,530,285
 Other Funds (Projected Expenditures) 2021 Actual 2022 Appropriation 2023 Preliminary Budget Requests
1% Sales Tax Fund $12,953,095 $18,382,233 $17,300,000
24/7 Fund $68,483 $92,500 $96,680
Behavioral Health Grants Fund $630,275 $604,446 $1,503,600
Blacktail Dam Maintenance Fund $25,833 $28,000 $43,500
Capital Replacement Fund $110,794 $705,446 $171,850
Crew Housing Fund $132,500 $250,000 $250,000
Client Needs $13,153 $8,680 $9,400
County Highway Equipment Replacement $1,550 $115,000 $122,500
County Reserve Fund $0 $2,000,000 $0
Debt Service Fund $245,515 $245,853 $211,817
Dive Team Fund $11,431 $5,000 $5,200
Drug Forfeiture Money Fund $2,121 $7,500 $7,500
Drug Task Fund $150,634 $171,136 $182,713
E-911 Emergency Communications Fund $815,267 $761,761 $805,755
Emergency Management Grants Fund $387,405 $250,000 $500,000
Emergency Services Project Fund $7,138,227 $200,000 $334,326
Facility Improvement Fund $284,712 $195,000 $0
Frost Permits $728,106 $550,000 $550,000
LEPC Fund $44,275 $138,500 $146,900
North Star Human Service Zone Fund $5,008,655 $5,708,870 $6,070,013
Record Document Preservation Fund $24,576 $636,500 $273,500
Rental of County Property Fund $74,364 $103,079 $71,379
Self Insurance Fund $5,827,234 $6,285,645 $6,795,428
Sheriff - Specialty Teams Fund $89,479 $309,543 $653,142
Sheriff's Grant Fund $30,506 $112,400 $16,900
Social Services Building Improvement Fund $52,827 $7,500 $17,500
States Attorney VOCA Grant Fund $251,754 $269,131 $291,732
Township Loans $0 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
UMRRDC Fund $905,870 $1,217,694 $1,359,151
Vector Control Capital Projects Fund $0 $124,000 $89,000
WCCC Commissary Fund $21,329 $13,750 $13,750
Williams County Asset Forfeiture Fund $31,866 $35,000 $35,000
Williams County Parks Fund $468,574 $542,610 $495,983
Williams County Parks Master Plan Fund $0 $0 $1,103,280
Williams County Visitor's Promotion Fund $44,576 $150,000 $212,000
Workers Compensation Fund $133,591 $127,000 $155,000

Total Other Funds

$36,708,579 $41,353,776 $40,894,500

Detail of 2023 Property Tax Levies

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

County Funds

2023 Proposed Appropriations 2023 Proposed Levy 2022 Certified Levy
General Fund $50,140,805 $3,966,826 $3,964,841
Road & Bridge Fund $18,883,051 $1,192,891 $1,073,597
Special Road Levy Fund $15,552,500 $6,092,890 $5,850,752
Veteran's Service Officer Fund $249,443 $0 $0
County Agent Fund $588,771 $401,164 $395,933
Weed Control Fund $952,759 $0 $0
Jail Repair Fund $300,000 $0 $0
County Total $86,667,329 $11,653,772 $11,285,123

Unorganized Townships (County-managed)

2023 Proposed Appropriations 2023 Proposed Levy 2022 Certified Levy
Unorganized Township $100,000 $0 $0
Hofflund Township $50,000 $0 $0
Nesson Valley Township $50,000 $0 $0
Golden Valley Township $50,000 $26,401 $25,659
New Home Township $70,000 $33,404 $0
Cow Creek Township $50,000 $0 $0
Wheelock Village - - -
Unorganized Total $370,000 $59,804 $25,659

Other Levied Funds

2023 Proposed Appropriations 2023 Proposed Levy 2022 Certified Levy
County Share of Airport Maintenance (Williston & Tioga) $11,951,426 $1,150,869 $739,651
County Library Service (Williston) $920,505 $359,735 $381,307
Upper Missouri District Health Unit $3,200,434 $444,503 $432,931
Williams County Historical Society $124,930 $120,016 $100,490
Older Persons $430,645 $404,065 $390,226
Williston Vector Control District #1 $1,079,312 $390,033 $193,441
Tioga Vector Control District #2 $25,685 $20,479 $20,487
Williams County Water Resources District $915,340 $350,000 $350,000
Other Total $18,648,276 $3,239,701 $2,608,533

Note: On a property tax statement the “County” category in “Taxes by District” includes levies from the County-managed funds, including Unorganized Townships, as well as non-County managed “Other Levied Funds.”

Note: The Williams County budget is subject to change at any time. 

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