TEXARKANA. Ark. — With the start of the new year, Miller County Quorum Court members met Monday to review the county's budget figures and generally found them to be modest and healthy.
Data released by the Treasurer's Office showed county's general fund to have slightly more the $190,000 as cash on hand, in addition to having nearly $1.4 million in investments as well as another $1.4 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds— funds that will help the county steady its finance throughout the new year.
Miller County Judge Cathy H. Harrison said that because the CARES Act funds are federal, the county will have to undergo a federal audit at some point.
Besides the general funds the county's Road Department account showed a balance of slightly more then $83,000 in cash-on-hand as well as more then $432,000 in cash reserve investments.
As for public safety, the county's Office of Emergency 911 Service line item showed has nearly $123,000 in immediate funds.
In other business, the Justices of the Peace informally agreed to try to attend more of the county's eight rural volunteer fire department meetings this year.