County gets budget update

At the Seneca County Budget Commission meeting Monday, Judge Michael P. Kelbley pointed out on the revenue report that the Common Pleas Court has brought in nearly $13,000, exceeding the expected revenue of $10,000 for the year.

Seneca County Commissioner Fred Zoeller expressed his appreciation. Kelbley gave credit to his magistrate for the work.

The 2013-2014 official certificates for the school systems are to be reissued to reflect the updated tangible personal property tax reimbursements that have been posted online. According to the Ohio Department of Education, there will now be no general tangible values left in the property tax base of school districts. All county schools are to receive reimbursements except Bettsville.

Also, the village of Bettsville requested an amended certificate of $7,800 to reflect the lease for the new Verizon tower.

The county is at 53 percent of collected revenue for the year, according the county auditor’s revenue report.

In other business, the commission:

Approved a certificate change for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Board due to prior purchase orders being closed.

Approved a General Funds certificate for the Sheriff’s Office for community corrections for fiscal year 2014.

Approved budget estimates of fiscal year 2014 for Mental Health Recovery Services.