Revenue Commissioner Ronnie Burns briefs the Coffee County Commission on Monday morning regarding fiscal year 2018 revenues.

NEW BROCKTON -- On Monday, the Coffee County Commission heard a report from Revenue Commissioner Ronnie Burns regarding the county’s fiscal year 2018 revenues.

According to Burns, Coffee County is in good standing and saw a great year in revenues during FY 2018. The county collected a total amount of $17,830,928.32 in taxes and the state’s portion of that amount stood at $1,288,531.75. The county general fund was $2,617.819.34; the road and bridge fund was $1,282,837.84. Burns said the total of the county’s portion of that amount was “basically $4.5 million” and included “not just the road and bridge (but) the assessment, collector and assessor fee, probate fee, certified mail printer fees, all the things that go to the commission.”

The $17,830,928.32 in taxes collected is almost $1 million above the amount collected in FY 2017. Burns attributed the increase to construction and said that Coffee County is doing well.

“We had a very good year. We’re up almost $1 million over the last year,” Burns said. “With building going the way it is, it’ll continue to increase; until building drops, we’re not going to drop.”

Other business:

* A bid for aluminized corrugated metal pipe was awarded to Gulf Atlantic Culvert Company in the amount of $15,656.16.

* The commission received a petition from all adjoining landowners to vacate a portion of Coffee County Road 496. The public hearing for the petition will be held July 8.

* The commission voted to raise the residential garbage collection late fee from $3 to $5 to cover the increasing cost of postage.

* The commission gave Director of Environmental Services Mike Thornton permission to surplus or scrap two water trailers at the Coffee County Landfill.

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