County general fund exceeds $8 mil


County auditor issues report

By Braden Moles - bmoles@aimmediamidwest.com



PREBLE COUNTY — County auditor Lavon Wright provided her monthly update to the Preble County Board of Commissioners during their meeting on Wednesday, April 7.

Regarding revenue, Wright reported general fund receipts for March totaled $2,512,865.33. This was up $281,147.85 from 2020.

Sales tax revenue from Janaury sales reached $638,445.29, an improvement of $76,281.90 from last year, while local taxation came in at $45,793.75.

Additionally, charges for services were $270,745.99, up $29,930.17, interest was $22,027.53, down $22,565.18, and fines and forfeitures were $1,624.97.

Wright reported the 1-mill conveyance receipts totaled $14,795.10.

Expenditures totaled $872,747.67, while salaries, P.E.R.S. and Medicare disbursements were $495,514.36. Wright reported expenditures were down $43,093.86 compared to 2020.

Expenditures were categorized as supplies ($33,872.57), health insurance ($92,212.11), contract services ($190,233.79), utilities ($13,171.46), training/travel, advertising/printing and other expenses ($36,075.92).

The following advances have not yet been paid to Sewer District 6: $237,500 on June 3, 2020, and $30,000 on Nov. 17, 2020.

The county’s cash balance stands at $8,165,596.71, up $1,395,586.64 from the beginning of the year.

“That’s the best we’ve ever had in the county in our general fund,” Wright said.

County auditor issues report

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