Local News

York County Commissioners: Sequestration Beginning To Affect County

york county prison

The York County Commissioners today announced that the impending federal sequester is beginning to have a negative effect on the County budget and operations.

As of Wednesday morning, the York County Prison was experiencing a decline in the number of federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees held at the facility. The federal government pays the County approximately $83 per day for each detainee held at the prison.

The detainee population as of Wednesday morning numbered approximately 630, down from a budgeted target of 850. The decrease in detainees will mean a revenue shortfall of up to about $18,260 per day.

County officials have been told the population is reduced due to the federal sequester and is unlikely to return to normal until sequestration is resolved. In the meantime, the county is planning to cut costs to help offset the loss in revenue. With fewer inmates, the county can reduce overtime costs, reduce meal costs and take other measures.

“We’ve advised our federal representatives in Congress of the impact and are hopeful action is taken soon to resolve the situation,” said President Commissioner Steve Chronister. “While a short-term decline in detainees is manageable, we need direction from the federal government regarding its long-term plans.”

County staff is also examining other potential sequestration impact on other operations, including Human Service agencies.

A preliminary review indicates that federal funding for the York County Area Agency on Aging could decline by $53,116. That would translate into the loss of 15,176 home-delivered meals or 2,871 hours of personal care meant to help keep seniors in their homes. Waiting lists for these services would increase.

The sequestration would also likely result in the further erosion of funding to local senior centers.

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS

6 Comments to “York County Commissioners: Sequestration Beginning To Affect County”

    CHRIS said:
    February 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    WHY ARE THEY USING A COUNTY TO KEEP NONAMERICANS IN THE FIRST PLACE! YORK COUNTY AND THE PIG OF SAID COUNTY ARE PUNKS AND ICEHOLES!!

      Al P said:
      February 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      Lord only knows what you are trying to say. Nonetheless, have you checked the demography of York City lately? Do that. It is scary.

    SUCK IT said:
    February 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    YORK COUNTY SUCK IT

    guest said:
    February 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    They should be hancuffed on a bus to Mexico. Then released.

    You 2 above really help the cause.

    Al P said:
    February 27, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Baloney!. Sequestration does not affect current funding in any way. It only means you don't get the ridiculous increase you expected next year. Make do, weenies! The instructive process might teach you something. Hire somebody who DIDN'T go to PSU.

    guest said:
    March 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Obviously it doesn't affect current spending. They just approved $60 million in aid for Syrian rebels but let the wetbacks out of jail cause they can't afford it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Advertisement

Advertisement