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Value of real property in Huron County up 7.3%

By SCOTT SEITZ • Nov 16, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The Huron County budget commission approved a variety of revenue numbers for various political subdivisions at Thursday’s meeting.

The budget commission consists of Huron County Auditor Roland Tkach, treasurer Kathleen Schaffer and Prosecutor Daivia Kasper.

The commission didn’t approve numbers for the schools, which were approved earlier this year or the health department, which still is working on its budget.

Tkach provided a group of other financial numbers involving the county as well.

He said the health insurance trust currently has a balance of $2.28 million.

The commissioners recently decided to join a health-care consortium with 34 other counties. The money remaining in the health trust will be used to pay any claims.

Tkach said Thursday he believes the commissioners will hold any money left in the trust after the claims are paid for three years, adding the money will be used for the benefit of the employees.

Also, Tkach said, as of Thursday, there is $261,936 in the local government fund account.

And, $40,000 was recently transferred from the title fund to the general fund.

The budget commission, along with all county officials, are keeping an eye on the 27 pays scheduled for 2016.

“In the final budget, there should be enough money to make the 27th pay,” Tkach said.

Following the budget commission meeting, the board of revision held session.

The board of revision is made up of Tkach, Schaffer and Commissioner Gary Bauer.

Tkach said there was $9.2 million worth of new residential construction in tax year 2015 and $4 million in agricultural construction.

Tkach added that overall, the value of real property was up 7.3 percent for tax year 2015.

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