By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Fulton County’s sales tax collections have reached a 5-year high according to a report released by the Board of Commissioners.
The county has collected $3,163,773.29 through May 26, up from $3.13 million last year. In 2011, sales tax collections for the same timeframe was $2.54 million.
In other actions:
The board will convene a public hearing for the community to comment on two projects to be funded through Community Development Block Grants.
The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 9 at the Fulton County offices, second floor.
The projects are the Fernwood Street sewer separation, allocation program and set aside critical infrastructure in Delta and water tower painting in Fayette.
The weekly dog warden report shows seven dogs were picked up the week of May 15, with five dogs redeemed. The office collected $95 in fees and issued one citation.
The board approved $25,541 for foster care maintenance expenses for board and care for the month of April for the Department of Jobs and Family Services.
Other expenses included:
-$11,093.62 for public assistance
-$5,625.17 for mandated share
-$9,996.29 for the county’s share of the Child Support Enforcement Agency Budget.
-$27,538.81 to Children’s Services Public Assistance
The county is terminating its lease with the Fayette Community Arts Council for the Opera House. The board gave 30 days’ notice and expressed an interest in hearing about other programs in the community.
The board rescinded a resolution approved May 24 for the FY14 Wauseon Downtown Revitalization grant. The draw forms were incorrectly calculated and the resolution incorrectly dated.
Fulton County’s unemployment rate for April was 4.4 percent. Williams County was also at 4.4 percent.
The state’s rate was 4.8 percent, while the national level was 4.7 percent.
The figures were not seasonally adjusted.
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