Wood County budget carryover largest in years

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) Wood County finished its last fiscal year with more money left over than it's had in a few years.

Source: MGN

County Clerk Mark Rhodes says the carryover from budget year 2018-2019 was $142,000. A year ago, it was $42,000 and two years ago, it was almost nothing.

The figures are good news for what has been a tight Wood County budget during much of this decade.

That carryover money will be added to the funds already in the current budget year, which began July 1.

"We received more in transport tax this year than what we budgeted for, due to a couple of of larger sales that went through," Rhodes says. "The majority of our savings was savings on our expenditures and not increases in revenues."

Rhodes says much of the increased carryover was due to the state taking control last fall of what had been the county-run holding center.

He notes Wood County did see some more money from increases in property tax values.