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County close to catching up on paying city its share of SPLOST proceeds, Tobar says

The city of Cairo is closer to having all of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax proceeds that have been collected and received by the county to date.
During a city council finance committee meeting last week, Cairo City Manager Chris Addleton reported that the county was tardy on disbursing the sales tax collection to the city. The collections for April 2014 were not paid to the city until July 19.
“We’re working our way through this and trying to get caught up,” Grady County Administrator Carlos Tobar told The Messenger last week.
On Thursday, Aug. 28, the county disbursed $145,452.76 to the city for the May and June collections. According to the county administrator, the city’s portion of the May collections was $77,591.32 and for June it was $67,861.44.
Tobar said that the July collections would have been transferred electronically to the county’s bank account in August and, in a matter of days when the county receives its bank statement, the city’s portion of the July collections will be paid to the city.

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