OREGON COUNTY -- The Oregon County Commission met recently in the commissioners' office at the courthouse in Alton to discuss and finalize the county budget for 2005.
The budget was unanimously approved.
County Clerk Gary Hensley announced at the budget hearing that the county projected $1,163,076 in the General Revenue Fund, with expected expenditures of $1,331,449. Hensley said he expected a year-end balance of $510,281.
He also projected revenues of $1,354,75 in the county bridge fund, with estimated expenditures of $952,393, leaving a projected year-end balance of $402,358.
Hensley said the Thayer Special Road District will receive $82,000 from this year's budget.
The county is projecting $770,000 in sales tax revenue and $64,600 in property taxes.
Hensley said the General Revenue Fund is down $14,050 from last year, which he said is probably the biggest difference in this year's budget compared to last year's. He said last year several offices in the courthouse had their computer systems upgraded which came out of this fund, and the county held four elections.