Another look at county budget situation

We are already half way through 2015 and it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t start this conversation by first recognizing the excellent budget performance of the county organization so far this year. We’re right on target to reach our budgeted revenue goal of $9.85 million in the General Fund with $6.5 million coming from ad valorem taxes and $3.35 million from other sources including sales tax, fines and fees. The highlight thus far has been the fees collected by the sheriff’s department housing inmates from Coryell and Lampasas Counties with over $336,000 collected throughJune, well ahead of budget and away ahead of last yearto- date when we were at about $200,000 (which we thought was very good back then). A big thank you goes out to our jail staff for a job well done.