County receives financial report a month into Fiscal Year 2024

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, November 22, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County has spent 8.3 percent of its annual budget one month into the Fiscal Year 2024. County Administrator Daniel Calcote presented a financial update to the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Monday. 

Calcote said the county has collected 17.3 percent of its projected revenue. He added they are right in line with where they should be financially. 

“It will be slow for the next few months and then we should get more revenue starting in January,” Calcote said. 

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Lincoln County’s board of supervisors has spent 17.5 percent of its budget due to health insurance costs and payments that were reimbursed on a grant. 

Steve Rushing approached the board next to present a contract renewal and the purchase of new tasers. Rushing said the contract is to dispose of all of the medical waste from the jail. It is $64 quarterly and renewed yearly. The board approved the contract renewal. 

He asked the board to approve the purchase of 12 new tasers for the sheriff’s office. 

“Some of the ones we have been using are obsolete now,” Rushing said. “The cost is $33,000 and can be broken down over 5 years.We can pay around $6,000 a year over 5 years out of the technology budget.” 

Supervisors approved his request to purchase the 12 new tasers.