The Clarke County Supervisors unanimously ratified its proposed $38M budget for fiscal year 2012 on Tuesday afternoon. In what will likely be his last county budget action, Supervisor Pete Dunning (White Post) offered the motion to adopt the revenue neutral real estate tax rate of $0.62 per $100 of assessed value.
Prior to the vote Joint Administrative Services Director Tom Judge provided the lawmakers with an unexpected bit of good news regarding the forecasted deficit associated with the budget. Judge said that a vacant position in the Commissioner of Revenue’s office was being eliminated rather than filled.
Elimination of the position will save the county $41,436. Added to other minor bookkeeping adjustments, the county’s new projected deficit comes in at $219,686.
“The $41,436 in savings is against local funds” Judge emphasized to the supervisors.
Final budget appropriation authorization totals are:
|Direct Revenue to Social Services Fund||935,333|
|Transfer from General Fund||416,616|
|Social Services Fund||1,351,949|
|Direct Revenue to School Operating Fund||8,966,628|
|Transfer from General Fund||10,081,457|
|School Operating Fund||19,048,085|
|Direct Revenue to Comprehensive Services Fund||471,297|
|Transfer from General Fund||551,297|
|Comprehensive Services Fund||1,022,594|
|Direct Revenue to Conservation Easement Fund||0|
|Transfer from General Fund||150,000|
|Conservation Easement Fund||150,000|
|Direct Revenue to General Capital Projects Fund||535,860|
|Transfer from General Fund||1,189,665|
|General Capital Projects Fund||1,725,525|
|Direct Revenue to School Capital Projects Fund||154,000|
|Transfer from General Fund||690,918|
|School Capital Projects Fund||844,918|
|Direct Revenue to School Debt Service Fund||147,673|
|Transfer from General Fund||3,974,523|
|School Debt Service Fund||4,122,196|
|Transfer from General Fund||374,129|
|Government Debt Service Fund||374,129|
|Transfer from General Fund||510,810|
|Joint Administrative Services Fund||510,810|
|Transfer from General Fund||25,000|
|Unemployment Compensation Fund||25,000|
Approved tax rates based on each $100 of assessed valuation are:
Real Estate, including the real estate of public service corporations* $ 0.62
Tangible personal property except machinery and tools and qualified Fire and Rescue Vehicles $4.69
Tangible Machinery and tools $1.25
Tangible personal property of qualified Fire & Rescue Vehicles $2.35
* Mobile Homes will be assessed as personal property, but taxed at the same rate as real estate.