County sees increase in alcohol revenue; tax rates set for special districts

Revenue from alcohol sales increased by nearly $8,500

Russell County saw an increase in the amount of revenue from alcohol sales in the month of July, according to County Judge Executive Gary Robertson.

Robertson said the month of July produced about $8,500 more to the county in regulatory fees from alcohol sales when compared to the month of June. Approximately $3,179 will go to the City of Jamestown due to the agreement in place for Sunday sales and the one-third of other sales.

Robertson presented the fiscal court with the property tax rates for local special taxing districts Monday night.

Each of the rates remained the same or lower, with the exception of the ambulance board, which took the compensating rate resulting in a very small increase.

The fiscal court is not required to vote for approval of the tax rates. They are only supposed to be read and acknowledged by the fiscal court.

The Russell County Fiscal Court holds regular meetings on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Russell County Courthouse.



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