Worth County, nestled between Albany and Tifton, has a population of just 21,000. The county seat is Sylvester.
And Worth County is obviously facing some financial trouble. The county commission has already taken out one loan to pay the bills and voted today to take out another.
Worth County is in the middle of a money problem. Officials say they do not have enough money to pay workers this Friday.
According to the county, the budget has a need for $350,000 but only $40,000 is available to pay out.
The county took a loan of $750,000 in early September, but commissioners worry about paying future bills.
Officials say they expect $600,000 from insurance bonds in the coming weeks that will help pay salaries and provide some cash on hand.
Apparently the commissioners have committed to not raising taxes, and the WALB piece mentions the possibility of increased tax revenue during the holidays. Many municipalities also receive property tax payments this time of year.
Still, nothing’s too reassuring when there’s just $40,000 in the bank (less than $2 per resident) and there are already debts in the hundreds of thousands.
According to WorthIt2U, Worth County commissioners have also terminated the E-911 Director and have accepted the resignation of the County Attorney.
“Worth” puns expected in the comments, but maybe someone has some relevant info to share as well.