Fiscal Court passes second reading of budget

Published 3:10 pm Friday, July 15, 2022

FIONA MORGAN

fiona@amnews.com

The Boyle County Fiscal Court passed the second reading of the fiscal year 2023 budget on June 28.

In a previous meeting, magistrates discussed their allocation of $200,000 to the EDA and nothing to the EDP. Since the EDP is morphing into a new organization, the court may add or amend an allocation once the new organization is formed.

In the June 28 meeting, the court voted to pass changes to the county’s administrative code, which needed to be done at the same time as the budget. The court also passed a motion to include wage increases in the budget.

Below is a budget summary:

Total budgeted appropriations:

Total General fund – 15,615,041

Total Public Works Fund – $3,298,895

Total Joint Jail Fund – $5,650,898

Total LGEA Fund – $212,556

Total Bond Proceeds Fund – $25,000,000

Total State Grants Fund – $5,000,000

Total E911 Fund – $249,832

Total Health Insurance Fund – $2,065,249

Total Boyle Jail Fund – $8,302

Total EMS Fund – $4,942,611

Total Fleet Management Fund – $106,660

Total County Clerk Fund – $60,025

Total ARPA Fund – $2,597,401

General Fund Appropriations:

General government – $3,817,356

Protection to Persons and Property – $154,456

General Health and Sanitation – $1,595,100

Social Services – $105,500

Recreation and Culture – $632,840

Debt Service – $149,237

Capital Projects – $500,000

Administration – $8,633,402

Airport – $27,148

All revenues total $64,807,470.

Among about 160 revenue line items, some of them are:

Real property tax – $1,400,000

Personal Property (Tangible) – $200,000

Motor Vehicle Tax – $120,000

Occupational License Fee – $6,400,000

Deed Transfer – $100,000

Truck License Distribution – $223,214

County Road Aid – 732,114

FEMA Federal Grant – $80,006

The entire budget is available for the public at the Boyle County Courthouse.