Pickens BOC June Work Session

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Pickens County Board of Commissioners held a quick June work session on June 1, 2017.

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BOC Regular Meeting Announcement & Agenda

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Pickens BOC Hosts Audit Presentation

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The Pickens County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday, July 28, to host the presentation of the 2014 Audit.

Presented by Beth Grimes of Bates, Carter & Co., LLP, the presentation began immediately as the meeting was called to order. Grimes reported the county’s Revenues in excess of Expenditures to the point of $1.6 million with a 13% increase in revenues and a 3% decrease in expenditures compared to the previous year, 2013.

Grimes also reported that, thanks to the county’s individual departments all taking measures to cut costs, the overall expenditures were $244 thousand below the final budget.

The SPLOST collection amounted to $4 million in revenues with $1.8 million spent on county projects and $2 million spent in principal payments to pay off the Courthouse G.O. Bonds.

The county still holds $2 million in long-term debt including $1.8 million in Notes Payable for the Community Center and State Patrol Headquarters. Yet, Grimes congratulated the county on its work as she compared Pickens debt to counties of similar size to be far less than the $9.6 million average G.O. debt.

As she closed her report, Grimes also reported to the county a change in audits to come as the Unfunded Liability will start being accrued at entry-wide level. That is to say it will begin appearing on the balance sheet like other long-term debt. Unfunded liability as of December 31, 2014 was $2.9 million.

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Road Closure Ordinance May Include Fee

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Pickens County continued to craft a road closure ordinance this week, discussing the matter at Wednesday’s July board of commissioners’ workshop. (more…)

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Family Partners Looks to County for Funding

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Local Child Abuse Prevention Center, Pickens Family Partners, has requested $5,000 from the county. (more…)

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Citizen Questions Overspending, New Project Seeks to Ease Financial Woes

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Citizen Gary Copeland called the county on the carpet last week for its overspending and questioned its ability to pay its bills. (more…)

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Barnes Wins Coin Toss, Appointed Vice Chair; Board Makes New Appointments

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District One Commissioner Jerry Barnes was appointed vice chair of the Pickens County Board of Commissioners yesterday during the board’s first regular meeting…by winning a coin toss! (more…)

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