After meeting with County Auditor Tara Vogelsmeier on Tuesday, the Saline County Commission announced the county's projected revenue increased by $200,000 from the past year.
Projected revenue for the county in 2013 is $2,907,820.09, according to Presiding Commissioner Tom Stallings.
The auditor explained there was not much change in sales tax. The revenue increase stems from a combination of the transfer of leftover county funds from the past year and grants the county received.
Vogelsmeier has not yet budgeted a figure for the recently approved use tax, although she predicts the county will receive its first funds in March.
She expects the county will set up a new line item for use tax which the state will send separate from the sales tax. The county will then evaluate the figure throughout the year to anticipate the use tax for the following year.
She also reported the state predicts the County Aid Road Trust fund to decrease this year.
The commissioners approved a motion to open bids for materials and services for the road district and general revenue expenses on Feb. 12. Ads for the bids will be published soon in local newspapers.
Additions and abatements for real estate and personal property were also approved by the commissioners. Stallings noted additions heavily outweigh abatements.
County Clerk Debbie Russell reported the county received a $1,228 grant from the state for November poll worker fees.
The next regular meeting of the commission will be Thursday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m.