County finishes with budgeting process, considering another anticipation warrant
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The county’s financial condition was one of the main topics at Tuesday’s Massac County commissioners meeting, with Massac County Treasurer Dana Angelly informing the board the county’s general fund this week is up to $42,814.

Angelly said the county would have to start putting $20,000 a month into the medical accounts to pay for health insurance. She said the county has not put in January or February’s portion into those accounts.

She reminded the commissioners it was on Jan. 3, 2013 when the county had made the decision to utilize an anticipation warrant, which she said has already been paid back to the bank.

Commission Chair Jeff Weber questioned if the county had borrowed money from the liability insurance account. Angelly confirmed money had been transferred from that account into the county’s general fund, but unlike an anticipation warrant, that money would not have to be paid back before the county could borrow more money.

She told the board it might be time for them to entertain the idea of borrowing more money to catch up on bills. Weber indicated that if the board were to borrow more money, then the amount still owed to the liability insurance account should be taken out of what is borrowed in order to pay that fund back.

Angelly said at times the money from the state seems to flow pretty well, but other times she and her staff are scraping by. She will get some figures together concerning anticipation warrants and bring back to the commissioners. She also informed the board the real estate and mobile home tax sale will be held this Friday.

The other main topic of conversation was with Massac County Highway Engineer Joe Matesevac about the condition of some of the county’s gravel roads and whether or not the county should or should not impose weight limit signs during seasonal times.

Matesevac said if signs were installed he wonders, “Where do you begin and where do you stop?” He said with the condition the gravel roads were in last week, even a 5-ton weight limit would have torn up a road. “I don’t have a good answer to the problem,” he told the board.

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