Sullivan said he legally could not sign paychecks until there is money in the bank.
On the topic of money, Sullivan said the state still owes a total of $200,738 in income tax money. He said the first payment due is in the amount of $94,842, with the second payment of over $49,000 and the third payment over $64,000. Sullivan said he has heard state officials saying the state intends to be timelier with the payments.
Sullivan also provided the commissioners a list of outstanding debt the county still owes. Earlier this year the county borrowed $250,000 for a tax anticipation warrant. The county has borrowed $75,000 from the liability fund and $150,000 from the tuberculosis fund — a grand total of $475,000.
According to the Massac County Clerk's office, the unpaid bills the county currently has goes back to mid-July and totals close to $75,000.
According to Sullivan, property tax bills were mailed out Monday, and property owners should soon be receiving the bills in the mail.
Sullivan told the board he hoped that with money from other funds and from the reimbursement from the county highway department there would be enough money to make the Aug. 7 payroll.
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