Rowan County Fiscal Court has approved a new budget for 2016. The budget calls for a spending plan of just over nine million dollars.
Rowan County Judge Executive Walter Blevins says the county begins the new fiscal year in better financial shape than anticipated.
“We got about a five hundred and ninety thousand dollar check that we weren’t expecting. Well, we were expecting some but this is pretty high and it’s from the payroll tax. So, it’s an additional five hundred and ninety thousand dollars that we didn’t know we were ‘gonna have this year.” –Walter Blevins
Judge Blevins says, when the payroll tax revenues are coupled with last year’s carry-over balance from the previous budget, it will give Rowan County a budget surplus of about one-point-seven million dollars.