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Cowley County Recommended 2017 Fiscal Year Budget

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The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget is presented here for the public’s input. The County Administrator puts together the budget recommendation that goes to the County Commission for their consideration. This is not the budget for FY 2017! The County Commission will hold budget hearings with each County Department throughout the month of July and will have a public hearing on July 26 at 9:00 am in the County Commission Chambers at the County Courthouse so any member from the public may come and discuss the budget with the County Commission.

Please click below to review the presentation given by the County Administrator to the County Commission.
2017 Recommended Budget Presentation

The proposed budget is broken down into several sections. Please click on the blue hyperlink to access that section of the budget.


Executive Summary
Contains the County Administrator’s Policy Message which highlights several significant policy issues that have affected the development of the budget. We have made some changes to this section so that the Goals and Values established by the County Commission are now linked to the operational objectives established by each Department so that the reader can gain an understanding of how each department is working to achieve the goals and maintain the values expressed by the County Commission.


County Profile
Contains information about Cowley County and our workforce.


Budget Structure and Policies
Contains the various policies and the time line used to develop the budget.


Budget Summary
Contains charts and graphs to assist the reader in understanding the trends, issues and circumstances relevant to all of the appropriated funds and also displays a fund overview with beginning and ending Fund Balances.


Budget By Fund
Provides a two page overview of every budgeted fund within the County.


Revenue Summary
Provides analysis of the 16 top revenue categories the County receives and summarizes the remaining 6% of lesser revenue streams.

The Department Overview section is an operations guide that outlines the significant changes at the service levels and highlights any changes in positions or budget changes due to cutbacks. This section also links the departmental objectives to the County Commission goals and values statements.

a. County Commission
b. Non Departmental
c. County Administration
d. County Coroner
e. Emergency Communications
f. County Counselor
g. Facility Management
h. County Clerk
i. County Treasurer
j. Register of Deeds
k. County Attorney
l. District Court
m. Emergency Management
n. Management and Geographic Information Systems
o. County Sheriff
p. County Jail
q. County Appraiser
r. Public Works
s. Cowley First
t. Community Corrections
u. Juvenile Services


Contains the Kansas state tax forms, information on non budgeted funds, and a glossary of terms used throughout the document.


We hope you enjoy our proposed budget document. If you have any questions, please contact the County Administrator.

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If you do not provide a citizenship document when you complete your voter registration application,   you must submit it to the county election office. You may submit it by mail, hand delivery, email:   or a photo of the document can be texted to (620) 218-5557.

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