Joppa business boosts county’s general fund
by Michele Longworth
Mar 19, 2014 | 1226 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Massac County’s general fund received a big boost last week from the Village of Joppa, in the form of a $191,388 check from former Joppa Village President Sue Sandusky.

Some sales tax money from Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) had been going to the Village of Joppa.

Massac County Treasurer Dana Angelly presented a letter from Brenda Towers, of IDOR, who explained it had come to their attention a business registered with IDOR with a Joppa address that was located in the incorporated area of Joppa, but in the unincorporated area of Massac County.

The sales tax money had been made to the Village of Joppa, but should have been made to Massac County. The check includes distributions from July 2013 through February.

According to Towers, the March distribution will be made to Massac County.

The business that has created the large amount of sales tax income is Joppa Refine Coal, which began operation in July 2013, according to Katy Sullivan, Dynegy public relations and internal communications director.

Sullivan said Joppa Refine Coal is not owned or managed by EEI or its personnel. EEI provides the space at its site for the third-party business, which treats coal before it is used at the plant.

“The treatment process reduces NOx and mercury emissions,” said Sullivan.

Angelly also brought the current county general fund balance, which was $112,816, pointing out the additional sales tax money had not been added to the county general fund balance.

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