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June 28, 2013

Excise Board approves temporary funds

CLAREMORE —

The Rogers County Excise Board approved temporary appropriations  Thursday for Rogers County, in light of the pending 1 Cent Tax Election.
Rogers County’s total request for appropriations for 2013-2014 is approximately $19,294,000. 
On Sept. 14, 2012, Rogers County published the final budget, approved by the excise board, totaling $18,556,790. The 1 Cent Tax election scheduled for Aug. 13 will determine the final budget, according to Rogers County Commissioner Kirt Thacker.
If the ballot measure fails, it will lower county revenue by approximately $6 million. However, Thacker reports county officials believe it will pass.
Commissioner Dan DeLozier questioned the commissioner’s ability to budget for funds that may not be available.
As a result, DeLozier lowered his request for appropriations to only include the first four months of the fiscal year, prior to the possible expiration of the tax in October.
Excise Board members Karen Ogle and Buck Mullen had a limited discussion about the election and the impact it could have on the budget. Member Casey Reed was not present for the meeting.
“Do we have the funds that are requested?” Ogle said.
Thacker stated that all the funds requested are not currently available and that the requests are made on anticipated revenues.
“At this point, we don’t have all of our numbers from our budget maker,” Thacker said.
“Do we have any reserve, as in money in CDs or assets?” Ogle said.
“There are some in CDs, some bond money from the courthouse to build the plaza,” Thacker said. “We have a building fund. It was approximately $250,000.”
“How much do we estimate the 1 Cent (tax) to be?” Ogle said. “How much are your requests?”
Thacker said he could not answer for the other commissioners, but his request was approximately $2 million.
“We have not seen any numbers, so we don’t know what your request are,” Ogle said.

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