Auditor presents report for October

By Eddie Mowen Jr. -

EATON — Preble County Auditor Lavon Wright recently presented her financial report for the month ending Oct. 31.

According to Wright, during the month of October, General Fund receipts totaled $1,007,547.45, 30.03 percent above the estimated revenue for the month.

Sales tax revenue for October totaled $498,709.10, from August sales, according to Wright. Local Government Fund totaled $34,215.91, charges for services totaled $91,465.69, interest totaled $21,551.67, fines and forfeitures totaled $3,718.59 and other receipts totaled $39,050.91.

The 1-mill conveyance receipts totaled $10,996.60, with no expenditures for the month, Wright reported.


October 2016 General Fund disbursements total $789,630.04. According to Wright, this was .83 percent above the estimate for the month. Salaries, P.E.R.S. and Medicare disbursements for October were $421,617.74. Health insurance premiums were billed and the amount of $84,574.61.

Transfers for the month included $312 to TASC, and $21,027 to Preble County Emergency Management.

Department expenditures were $262,098.69 and included supplies ($34,779.94), equipment ($2,578.93), charges for services ($159,778.78), gasoline ($3,944.32) travel, advertising/printing, and other expenses.


Preble County’s General Fund began 2016 with a cash balance of $3,800,775.40 and ended the month of October with $5,277,368.70, according to Wright.

General fund receipts for October 2016 were above what they were in 2015 by 28.56 percent, Wright reported.

Charges for services were up 21.77 percent; sales tax was up 9.21 percent; local government funds were up .21 percent and fines and forfeitures were up 33.77 percent. Interest came in at $21,551.67 for the month.

The next casino tax collection will be in January, according to Wright.

Expenditures for October exceeded what they were in 2015 by 4.96 percent, according to Wright, who also reported salaries, P.E.R.S. and Medicare were up 2.69 percent and departmental expenditures were up 88.01 percent ($122,692.44.)

By Eddie Mowen Jr.