Fiscal Court discusses Sheriff Settlement

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In a special called meeting, the Fiscal Court met on Tuesday, November 23 to discuss the Sheriff Settlement, presented by Mike Prater.

Prater read the settlement to the Court, giving the final tax numbers.
The total general fund charges were $1,068,178, with $820,000 paid in real estate taxes and $119,000 in public service. That leaves $70,000 uncollected of the County’s portion before the taxes were turned over to the County Clerk’s office. The Sherriff’s office owes $579 due to taking too much commission.
The total due from the County, according to Prater, is $638. The percentage of taxes paid this year is 93.26 percent, which is down a bit from previous years, which have been running at 95 percent.
Judge Executive Dr. Charles Hardin proposed that the treasury discuss with the Sheriff’s office, as well as the Sheriff-elect,the tax bills before further addressing the issue.
To cover the end-of-the-year events, Hardin motioned to give $6,000 to the Sesquicentennial Committee for a parade, ball and possibly fireworks to end the 150th celebration of Magoffin County.
 The Court voted to purchase a four-door truck for the county garage at a price of $27,600.