Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

March 18, 2013

Sales tax collections falling short of budget

CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County collected $755,342 in local option sales tax according to Finance Director Nathan Brock's month of February tax collection report.

The figure is $13,680 below Cumberland County Budget Committee's budgeted amount, which leaves the county falling approximately 1.78 percent short of the budgeted figure. The total shortage from budgeted figures for fiscal year 2013-'14 is $62,851.

"You can see the collections are more than any other month this year, but it still falls short of our budgeted figure," Brock said.

So far the county has collected a total of $4.724 million in sales tax. Local option sales tax collections go toward funding the General Purpose School Fund.

Brock reported property tax collections were in at 90.4 percent of the budgeted amount.

Hotel/motel tax collection figures were listed at $43,014, which is 68.2 percent of the county's budgeted figure of $650,000.

Brock reported ambulance service collections for the county were at $1.974 million of the county's $3 million budget figure for the fiscal year, which is 65.8 percent of the budgeted amount.

Prisoner boarding collections from the state of Tennessee were listed at $593,369, which is 80.2 percent of the $740,000 budgeted amount.

"We are looking pretty good in all of those areas," Brock said.

In other areas, the budget committee approved a $95,824 amendment to perform a total computer upgrade in Circuit Court Clerk Larry Sherrill's office. The funds will come from a restricted for administration of justice line in Sherrill's department, which is a reserve account.

"There is no new money involved with this. This is from money that we have saved all along to go toward this," Sherrill said.

The revenues are designated and reserved specifically for the purpose of improving and maintaining computer technology in the Circuit Court and General Sessions Court.

Sherrill said the upgrade would include new software that would automatically update the system with new laws when they went into effect as well.

The amendment was approved after Nancy Hyder, 2nd District commissioner, motioned for approval. Hyder's motion was supported by Terry Carter, 6th District commissioner, and was unanimously approved.

The committee also approved a $3,500 budget amendment for matching funds with the city of Crossville for replacing the doors at Fair Park Senior Center.

The amendment was made on the contingency that the city of Crossville fund the matching amount of $3,500 for the door replacement costs.

It was unanimously approved after a motion by Jan McNeil, 5th District commissioner, was made. McNeil's motion was supported by Hyder.

Both amendments will appear before the full Cumberland County Commission during its March monthly meeting.

The Cumberland County Commission will meet Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Cumberland County Courthouse. The public is welcome to attend.

Text Only
Area News
  • Summer winding down in Tennessee

    July 25, 2014

  • Celebrating a year of writing our area's history

    Now that this column has passed its first birthday, I’d like to send thanks to those of you from our county and around the country who have sent messages and questions about things you’ve read in the Uncle Gib section. It is hard to cover many of these events in 500 words, and I try not go cover the same event more than three weeks. Research must be cut way down, and the most interesting information on each subject included.

    July 25, 2014

  • IMG_1806.jpg Celebrate Farmers Market Week Aug. 3-9

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9, 2014, “National Farmers Market Week.” Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ayers2.jpg County OKs resolution for CMC/Covenant refinance deal

    Cumberland County commissioners passed a resolution Monday evening giving its approval for Covenant Health to refund its bonds to refinance $40 million for Cumberland Medical Center.
    The request was made by Covenant Health, a Tennessee nonprofit corporation which now operates Cumberland Medical Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Plea includes ban from all Wal-Mart stores

    A Crossville man who was facing two counts of theft of more than $500, relating to shoplifting incidents at the Crossville Wal-mart, has entered a guilty plea, and part of his sentence is being banned from all Wal-Mart stores.

    July 24, 2014

  • Forgery charges net six months in jail

    A Crossville woman already on parole because of a felony theft conviction has pleaded guilty to two felony counts relating to forged checks and received a split sentence with six months to be serve in jail.

    July 24, 2014

  • Unfunded mandates a challenge for schools

    Director of Schools Donald Andrews has expressed local concerns regarding unfunded state mandates in education to Gov. Bill Haslam in an informal meeting between the governor and area administrators and teachers.

    July 24, 2014

  • IMG_3745.jpg Vote early to avoid delays

    Cumberland County Election Administrator Suzanne Smith is encouraging Cumberland County voters to take advantage of the early voting period, which continues through Aug. 2 at the Election Commission Office at 2 S. Main St.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • state park boat dock.jpg Showcase of driving tours set today at Cumberland Mountain

    Discover the hidden gems of The Promised Land and Pie in the Sky Trails during the showcase 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, at Cumberland Mountain State Park. This special event is free and open to the public.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • waterfest2013.jpg Get on the water this weekend

    Volunteers from the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association offer basic instruction for kayakers at the 2013 Waterfest. This year’s event is set for Saturday at Meadow Park Lake from 2 to 8 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family, with food, exhibits, kids games, live music and water activities, with TSRA instructors offering rides on canoes, kayaks and sit-on-top kayaks. There will also be pontoon tours of Meadow Park Lake from 3 to 7 p.m., offering a chance to look for wildlife. The University of Tennessee Concrete Canoe Team will be demonstrating their craft, as well, at 2:30 p.m.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Link

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice
Graduation 2014