EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) -
From today's County Board meeting: Edgar County Board has confirmed that taxes paid via the Hotel/Motel Tax don't come from taxpayers and are not taxpayer funds.
Yes, they actually said that.
Yes, they are wrong.
However, taxpayer funds from the Hotel/Motel Fund were properly expended according to the purpose of the tax (that taxpayers paid).
Board member Farnham reported that the Sheriff went over budget on overtime this past fiscal year. He was budgeted for $70,000 worth of overtime, but actually spent $145,000 in overtime. More than twice the budgeted amount.