May 21, 2014 —
Carter Fiscal Court met in brief session Tuesday to conduct regular monthly business, review the sheriff’s annual tax settlement and consider a budget amendment.
The Court unanimously approved an amendment to the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget that details a $320,783.49 increase in receipts to the general and road funds.
County Road Aid showed an increase of $250,000 while the county attorney’s account for excess fees received $70,783.49.
Both amounts were placed in expenditure accounts that indicate the funds are reserved for future transfers.
The Court also unanimously approved the sheriff’s tax settlement for the 2013 calendar year, which includes a refund totaling $12,952.37 in excess fees. That check was presented to the Fiscal Court in February.
In other business, the Court unanimously approved a motion by Magistrate Mary Ellen Greenhill to notify the jail’s current insurance provider that the Court will be opening up the contract for new bids.
“The contract is up July 1 and I would like to rebid the insurance. It’s something I think we should do every year,” said Greenhill.
The Court also unanimously approved a motion to accept a sealed bid for use of the property near the jail for agricultural purposes.
The bid will remain sealed until a special meeting can be scheduled in which the Court will determine whether or not to sell the land or continue leasing it.
The next regular monthly meeting of Carter Fiscal Court is scheduled at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, in Room 221 of the courthouse.
Joe Lewis can be reached at email@example.com or by telephone at 286-4201.