County auditor issues July report


EATON — Preble County Auditor Lavon Wright recently released her monthly financial report for the month ending July 31.

During the month of July General Fund receipts totaled $1,077,245.68, according to Wright. Sales tax revenue for July totaled $659,179.29 from May sales. Local taxation came in at $46,018.50 charges for services at $59,580.43, interest at $100,971.51, fines and forfeitures at $3,384.90 and the quarterly casino tax came in at: $145,511.15.

The 1-mill conveyance receipts totaled $15,308.00 and the expenditures for the month was $22,000, according to the report.


July 2023 General Fund disbursements totaled $1,171,511.55, according to Wright. The report noted, salaries, P.E.R.S. and Medicare disbursements for June were $641,778.81. Transfers for the month included $20,463.75 and $73,660.02 for JFS.

Total expenditures included the following: Supplies $25,853.00, health insurance $94,978.94, contract services $222,446.64, utilities $12,223.60 training/travel, advertising/printing, and other expenses, $55,595.86.


The county’s General Fund began 2023 with a cash balance of $9,137,957.30 and ended the month of June with $13,504,375.40, according to Wright.

2023 vs 2022 comparison:

General fund receipts for July 2023 increased by $41,139.96. Sales tax increased $12,051.96, charges for services decreased by $13,862.11, and interest increased $54,512.95.

Expenditures for July 2023 were more than what they were in 2022, with an increase of $14,969.02, according to the report. Supplies-decreased by $11,723.95, contracted services decreased by $108,775.27, other expenses increased by $24,383.64 and equipment costs increased by $2,898.23.

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