MADISON — An order to lay the levy rates in Boone County was approved last week by the Boone County Commission.
The rates for fiscal year 2014-2015 were set as follows: General Fund estimated revenues at $10,573,060; and Coal Severance Tax revenues $4,062,185.
Expenditures of the revenue include, $233,000 for capital projects; $99,000 in social services, which includes $59,000 for senior citizens and $40,000 for public transportation, all from the Coal Severance Tax revenue.
Health and Sanitation expenditures of $1,498,049 from the General Fund and $720,900 from the Coal Severance Tax are included in the estimated budget.
The total culture and recreation expenditures are $15,306 from the General Fund and $660,000 from the Coal Severance Tax, which includes $600,000 for Parks and Recreation and $60,000 for fairs and festivals.
The estimated budget includes $1,974,172 from the General Fund and $1,164,285 for public safety, which includes $1,643,027 for the Sheriff-Law Enforcement and $1 million for the county’s regional jail bill. There is also money budgeted for community based programs, the dog warden/humane society, special police duty, process service, communication center, and courthouse security.
General Government expenditures in the estimated budget total $7,085,533 from the General Fund and $1,185,000 from the Coal Severance Tax.
The County Commission estimates $2,613,185 from the General Fund and $345,000 from the Coal Severance Tax, while the County Clerk budget is estimated at $480,832; the Circuit Clerk at $383,826; the Sheriff/Treasurer at $347,729; the Prosecuting Attorney at $651,475; and the County Assessor at $655,558; all of which are from the General Fund.
Other estimated budget items for general government include $1,616,593 in General Fund and $275,000 in Coal Severance Tax for the Courthouse and $140,000 in General Fund and $385,000 in Coal Severance Tax for other county buildings. Also, included are elections funding, circuit court, regional development authority, community development, and contributions to Comms/Authorities.
A legal advertisement of the complete Boone County Commission levy estimate budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year was published in the Wednesday, April 16, 2014, edition of the Coal Valley News.