Magistrates receive road surfacing budget, flex dollars


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



Magistrates to decide through the year where they will spend their road surfacing dollars.


Magistrates received their allotted funding to spend on road projects in their districts Tuesday, July 12. Judge Executive Logan Chick handed out the 2016-2017 road allocation totals for each district, which included Flex monies.

Flex fund amounts are determined by the condition of the state roads in each county. The better condition the state roads in a county are in, the more flex funding the county receives. Magistrates will need to nail down their Flex fund projects as soon as possible as the state has to approve them before allocation.

Magistrates will now decide when and where to spend their money. Total dollars including a carryover from last fiscal year of $57,083 rests at $1,150,000. The County’s total allotment of Flex dollars comes to $223,343. The amounts are split with each magistrate depending on how many roads are in their district.

First District (Dickie Carter) will receive $90,912. There was a remaining balance of negative -$10,945 from 2015-2016, which comes to $79,766. The district will also receive $18,537 in Flex funds.

Second District (Jack Crossley) will receive $218,583. There was a remaining balance in the positive of +$6,898 from 2015-2016, which comes to $225,482. The district will also receive $44,668 in Flex funds.

Third District (Barry Joe Wright) will receive $246,999. There was a balance in the positive of +$1,405 from 2015-2016, which comes to $248,404. The district will also receive $50,475 in Flex funds.

Fourth District (Drexel Johnson) will receive $284,158. There was a balance in the negative of -$7,022 from 2015-2016, which comes to $277,135. The district will also receive $58,069 in Flex funds.

Fifth District (Jo Orange) received $185,795. There was a balance in the negative of -$1,497 from 2015-2016, which comes to $184,298. The district will also receive $37,968 in Flex funds.

Sixth District (Thomas Bouldin) received $66,667. There was a balance in the positive of +$68,244 from 2015-2016, which comes to $134,911. The district will also receive $13,626 in Flex funds.

Magistrates to decide through the year where they will spend their road surfacing dollars.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_xroad-work-construction.jpg.pagespeed.ic_.RRyeqJ5ceu.jpgMagistrates to decide through the year where they will spend their road surfacing dollars.

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or cal 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or cal 270-726-8394.

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