County administrator: Revenues lagging for year, but that ‘is typical’

Published 12:00 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

One-third of the way through Fiscal Year 2023, revenues are lagging for Lincoln County.

“The bulk of county revenues will be received in January through March, so it is typical for revenues to lag behind at this time of the year,” said County Administrator Daniel Calcote at the supervisor’s Tuesday meeting.

The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors has so far received 24.1 percent of its budgeted receipts.

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Total expenditures are 25.7 percent of their budgeted amounts through January. The board itself is at 48.3 percent of annual budgeted expenditures, which is high due to liability insurance premium payment and annual appropriations sent out in October, Calcote said.

The District 1 Road Fund is at 79.2 percent of annual budgeted expenditures due to engineering fees and road construction costs paid on 2021-2022 paving projects.

The District 5 Road Fund is at 53.9 percent of annual budgeted expenditures due to a large payment to D & B in November for the 2021-2022 paving projects.

“Revenues will catch up on pace in the next few months,” Calcote said.


In other business:

  • Roosevelt Collins asked for help with flooding on Old Brook Road, and though supervisors were sympathetic, they had to direct Collins to the Board of Aldermen since Collins’ property is within the city limits.
  • Regina Washington told the board she was concerned about a portion of an alleyway behind her house that she has a shed partially located upon. In order to get her paperwork in order for her eventual survivors, she needed to know if the property was still an alley or actually part of each home that sits in front of the alley’s location. Supervisors again had to refer her to the Board of Aldermen since her property is in the city limits.


Supervisors approved the following:

  • The next fund transfer for the county’s matching funds for the ongoing AITX project.
  • The approval of the East Lincoln and the Grady Heucks Retreat fire protection grading districts.
  • Inventory control sheets and meal count sheets for Week 19.
  • Appointing Sam Stewart to the Copiah Lincoln Community College Board per recommendation.
  • Appointing Phillip L. Sterling to the four-year term of jury commissioner. Don Walley has also been appointed.
  • Acknowledged the certificates of attendance for Alisha McGehee, Ernie Clark, Janice Haley, Beverly Howard, Jane James and Denise White.
  • Acknowledged the delinquent tax report for December 2022 and January 2023.
  • The next meeting of the board is set for Feb. 27 at 9 a.m.