EATON — Preble County Auditor Lavon Wright recently updated Preble County Commissioners with her financial report for the month ending Jan. 31.
According to Wright, during the month of January, General Fund receipts totaled $759,925.52, .60 percent above the estimate for the month.
Sales tax revenue for January totaled $479,309.26 from November sales. Local Government Funds were at $34,693.20, charges for services at $57,817.96, interest at $1,433.94, fines & forfeitures at $2,169.54, and other receipts at $59,576.50.
The 1-mill conveyance receipts totaled $15,270.10 and expenditures for the month were $22,000, Wright reported.
January 2017 General Fund disbursements total $952,717.72, 6.78 percent above the estimate for the month, according to Wright.
Salaries, P.E.R.S. and Medicare disbursements for January totaled $530,740.15.
There was one transfer for the month, $362 to TASC.
Department expenditures totaled $251,901.66 and included supplies ($28,273.46), equipment ($18,510.18), charges for services ($147,465.34), gasoline ($4,161.86) travel, advertising/printing, and other expenses.
Preble County’s General Fund began 2017 with a cash balance of $4,781,385.73 and ended the month of January with $4,588,593.53.
2017 vs 2016 comparison
General Fund receipts for January 2017 were below what they were in 2016 by 5.32 percent, according to Wright.
Charges for services were under 3.94 percent ($29,709.25); sales tax was 9.61 percent over; and LGF was 1.65 percent under. Fines and forfeitures were 36.20 percent under; interest came in at $1,433.94 for the month.
Casino tax for the quarter came in at $109,601.19 and that was $13,428.32 less than the county received in 2016, according to Wright.
Expenditures for January were more than what they were in 2016 by 6.18 percent, Wright reported, while salaries, P.E.R.S., Medicare were down 14.84 percent; and department expenditures were up 29.07 percent ($56,733.33 more spent.)