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County reviews finances

by Patty Cheffey

The Marion County Commission covered a light agenda Monday, reviewing fund balances and discussing an upcoming meeting.

According to County Clerk Valerie Dornberger, combined fund balances for General Revenue and Road and Bridge “looks good”.

For the end of February, combined balances were $2,718,356.80, compared to $2,348,317.28 in 2020.

General Revenue currently sits at $1,431,470.98 and Road and Bridge at $1,286,885.82.

The commissioners also reviewed the monthly budget report, which shows a balance of $260,465.35 plus $50,000 in the jail renovation funds.

In addition, Dornberger reported, the General Revenue Emergency Fund balance is $1,282,479.22.

In other business, the commissioners learned a meeting with the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments to update the county’s hazardous mitigation plan will probably take place on March 31, at 10 a.m.

Since the meeting involves other counties, the final date and location have yet to be determined, although the meeting will be held in Marion County.

The county’s current hazardous mitigation plan expires in September.

The commissioners also visited with Highway Supervisor Mike Schaefer concerning new equipment.

According to Schaefer, specs are currently being compiled for the new trucks and road graders.