BOC Called Meeting and Work Session Scheduled Monday



CLEVELAND, Ga. – Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Manager Kevin Hamby will provide a SPLOST update and Finance Director Vickie Mays will present the monthly financial status report when the White County Board of Commissioners hold a work session and called meeting Monday, July 31 at 4:30 p.m.


Commissioners will consider several funding requests, including one from the Friends of Hardman Farm to support the 2017 Fall Celebration and another from the White County Chamber of Commerce for the Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine and Art Festival.


The board will also consider requests from Parks and Recreation for money to purchase a new mower and equipment and from Animal Control to repair or replace the department’s vehicles.

There will also be a discussion about the status of the Yonah Preserve Project.


Public hearings on the millage rate are scheduled for 8 a.m. and 6 p.m on Thursday, August 3.


White County Monthly Financial Report


CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County’s Fiscal Year 2017 financial projections are ahead of schedule. Finance Director Vickie Mays presented a monthly report at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting.

With five months still remaining in Fiscal Year 2017, the county has collected $12,299,352 or approximately 76 percent of its projected revenue of $16,299,730 and has spent $8,863,787 or about 55 percent of its projected expenditures.

Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) and Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) collections are outpacing FY ’16 collections.

A year ago, the LOST produced $2,234,784. With five months remaining in FY ’17, the county has already collected $1,478,374. SPLOST revenue for FY ’16 was $2,731,551 compared to $1,829,726 this year.

Alcohol related tax collections also are ahead of projections for the fiscal year. Commissioners projected receipts of $114,800. So far, the county has received $79,555 or about 70 percent of projection.

In FY ’16, the hotel/motel tax brought in $743,633 so far in FY ’17, it has produced $563,052 in revenue.

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