The Allen County Recorder's Office has submitted a budget proposal to County Council that would, if approved, eliminate property tax funding for salaries and operations, recorder John McGauley said in a news release.
The Recorder's Office brings in about $1.5 million a year in fees, two-thirds of which goes into the county's general fund and other funds outside the Recorder’s Office. About $560,000 a year is used by the Recorder’s Office for operations and personnel expenses.
In a June 22 letter to county government departments that requested information in advance of the 2013 budget process, council projected a $4.3 million deficit between expenses and revenue next year. As a result, the Recorder’s Office replied to council’s letter with a proposal that would give up its remaining budgetary support derived from property taxes, McGauley said.
Responses to the County Council letter were due Thursday.