County auditor provides monthly financial update to commissioners


Sales tax revenue, expenditures up year-to-date

By Braden Moles - bmoles@aimmediamidwest.com



EATON — Preble County Auditor Lavon Wright provided her monthly financial report for September to the Preble County Board of Commissioners during their meeting on Monday, Oct. 5.

Sales tax revenue in September totaled $582,078.81 from July sales, and local taxation came in at $224,776.47.

General fund receipts totaled $1,024,772.97 while general fund disbursements totaled $870,828.16.

Total expenditures break down as follows: supplies ($27,069.75), health insurance ($84,828.96), contract services ($167,432.02), utilities ($12,275.00), training/travel, advertising/printing, and other expenses ($13,169.22).

Compared to 2019, sales tax was up by $48,969.95, general fund receipts were down by $23,000.49 and expenditures were up by $17,034.54.

The next casino tax will also be in October.

“We’re probably going to lose somewhat close to a quarter of a million dollars in casino tax and we’re still well over a million ahead of where we were last year,” Commissioner Rodney Creech said.

In other business

The board signed a legal services agreement with Eastman & Smith for the landfill ($5,000) and signed an amendment to the child placement agreement with Hittle House to increase the amount by $120,000.

Resolutions were passed to approve the following re-appointments to the Preble County Convention & Visitors Bureau: Mary Myers, Brenda Latanza, Brad Collins, Jeff Sewert, Leslie Collins and Jeff Ginter.

During their regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7, the board authorized payments to the sheriff ($1,090.43) and Job and Family Services ($3,041.06). Also during this meeting, the board noted receipt of an executed agreement regarding Case No. 20-CV-032013 and the consent order agreement with the Ohio Attorney General regarding Sewer District 6.

The Preble County Board of Commissioners meet every Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. on the first floor of the Preble County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public.

Sales tax revenue, expenditures up year-to-date

By Braden Moles

bmoles@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Braden Moles at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @BradenMoles

Reach Braden Moles at 937-683-4056 or on Twitter @BradenMoles