Commissioners recieve July budget report


EATON— The Preble County Board of Commissioners received a monthly budget report from Preble County Auditor Lavon Wright during a meeting on Wednesday, Aug.26.

Wright provided the following report to commissioners regarding revenues during the month of July:

General fund receipts totaled $781,877.92 which was 26.10 percent above the estimate for the month.

Sales tax revenue totaled $440,892.10 from May 2015 sales. The Local Government Fund was at $38,071.95 with $65,813.33 in charges for services. Interest was at $27,615.64, fines and forfeitures totaled $2,919.62.

Other receipts totaled $39,115.17 and a payment from County Wide Public Safety totaled $50,000.

Wright reported the following expenditures for the month of July:

General fund disbursements totaled $1,051,352.95, which was 26.83 percent above the estimate for the month.

Wright said the 26.83 percent increase in mostly attributed to July having three pay periods when only two were paid for. The extra pay period added over a $100,000 to the total.

Wright also pointed out an increase of almost $30,000 to the equipment expenses and over $41,000 in charges for services.

Salaries, P.E.R.S and Medicare disbursements for July were $580,524.22. Health insurance premiums were billed and paid in the amount of $75,047.32.

Transfers for the month included, $20,695 to Job and Family Services and $35,000 to Children Services.

Department expenditures were $1,051.352.95 and include supplies $14,149.86, equipment $79,212.58, charges for services $216,298.04, gasoline $5,060.70 and travel, advertising and other expenses.

The General Fund began 2015 with a balance of $3,720,415.66 and ended the month of July with a balance of $3,187,716.20

General Fund receipts were 5.27 percent higher in the 2015 than in 2014 for the month of July.

Charges for services were up 7.63 percent, sales tax up 6.27 percent, Local Government up 11.01 percent, Fines and Forfeitures up 9.32 percent, other receipts down 10.28 percent.

Expenditures for July 2015 were 17.69 percent more than expenditures in 2014. Salaries, PERS and Medicare were up 10.82 percent, department expenditures were up 39.61 percent, for which charges for services and equipment attributed most of the difference, according to Wright.

By Austin Schmidt

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Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

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