Walker County Commissioners heard departmental budget presentations during a special session last Thursday.
County Auditor Patricia Allen told Commissioners, “One of the things that we’re definitely seeing is a decline in our one-time revenues . . . .”
Allen said there are several reasons for this. She said, the County “increased the property tax collections that we budgeted from 94 percent to 96 percent to fund some ongoing costs, and so that removed those monies from the one-time pot of money.”
She said they’re “seeing sales tax basically remaining flat, and so we’re not seeing sales tax come in over budget.” She added that, “The last couple of years we’ve seen declines in our court revenues.”
Over the past couple of years major projects have affected their one-time money, such as the tree removal projects.