The Union County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on its 2019-2020 budget during its regular Tuesday, Sept. 3rd meeting.
The 84-page budget anticipates total revenue for the 2019-2020 fiscal year of $19,216,815.
Included are an anticipated $8.4-million in property tax revenue; $1.95-million in license, commission and other revenue; $2.125-million from the federal government, and $4.47-million from the state of Mississippi.
There is no change in the tax levy (total millage rate) for the coming year.
The county board learned Tuesday morning that the New Albany-Union County Airport will receive a $333,612 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and a $9,267 grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the installation of LED runway lighting. The county was required to appropriate $4,633.50 as its share of the runway lighting project. Thus the total cost: $347,513. Airport board President Gary Cooper, and Susana Cook of the Garver Engineering firm, told the board of the grants received for runway lighting.
The board approved an inter-fund loan of $123,198.74 from the county’s General Fund to the Martintown Industrial Access Road Fund for the road being built through the Martintown North Industrial Park. It is anticipated that the county will be reimbursed from grant funds.
The county accepted the donation of a new truck from the Ingomar Volunteer Fire Department. The truck was paid for by funds raised by the Ingomar volunteer fire fighters. Although the new truck will be used and housed by the Ingomar fire department, it was given to the county so it can be insured under the county’s insurance plans.
The board also approved routine expenditures including:
- Attendance of justice court clerks at a conference in Jackson.
- Claim forms from elections commissioners.
- Pay to the circuit clerk for Registrar services.
- Medical examiner fees.
The Union County Board of Supervisors will meet again on Monday, Sept. 16th.