Tax collections boost coffers

Published 10:19 am Friday, July 24, 2015

Second half tax collections have brought in more than $2 million over last year’s collections or $12,244,000, according to Lawrence County Treasurer Stephen Burcham.

Those taxes were due on July 18 and have brought total collections for the year to more than $32 million or approximately 13 percent higher than those collected in 2014.

Burcham made his report at the Lawrence County Commissioners’ Thursday meeting.

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Seventy to 75 percent of those taxes go to the school system with 9 percent to the county and the remainder to villages, township and special district.

Next year’s taxes will be due on March 4 and July 8.

In other action the commissioners:

• Accepted a bid from Melvin McCallister to remove hay at the Lawrence County Airpark with an automatic three-year renewal for $550;

• Approved advertising for installation of two sanitary sewer pumps for Union-Rome Sewer Farmview Wastewater Improvement;

• Approved a change order for County Road 32 landslide repair for $2,823;

• Amended motion to refer airpark delinquent rent list to the county prosecutor to take legal action for collection of rental arrearages including evicting tenants.