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Boone County Commissioners Eddie Hendricks, Atholl Halstead and Mickey Brown stand in front of the new Boone County Judicial Annex building behind the courthouse where the county commission meetings are conducted on the third floor.
Boone County Commissioners Eddie Hendricks, Atholl Halstead and Mickey Brown stand in front of the new Boone County Judicial Annex building behind the courthouse where the county commission meetings are conducted on the third floor.
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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.


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