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February 13, 2013

County discussing standards for mobile homes

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Breaking down the county's balance sheet, Edgin noted the general fund contained $7.5 million with liabilities totaling $525,000.

With revenues of $12.7 million and expenditures of $12 million, the county's ending general fund balance was $743,000. The county originally budgeted a $347,000 deficit, he said, which means the county outperformed projections by more than $1 million.

Sharon Allen presented the auditor's monthly report Monday morning, indicating general fund revenue stood at $7,755,521 with expenditures of $4,456,295. She added 83 percent of property taxes have been paid and sales tax payments saw an increase of 5 percent.

Sheriff Ira Mercer presented his monthly report, noting deputies received 45 civil papers, issued 29 citations and gave 12 warnings.

Officers went on 545 calls, made 60 arrests, and logged 42,786 miles. Throughout the month, 125 inmates were booked into the county jail.

As of Monday, 86 were in custody.

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