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By Michele Smith
The Ties 

County Treasurer provides 4th quarter finance report

Commissioner Ryan Rundell cautiously optimistic about county finances in 2021

 

February 4, 2021



DAYTON—County finances have “definitely” been affected by the flood and COVID-19, said County Commissioner Ryan Rundell, following an update on fourth-quarter finances from County Treasurer Carla Rowe last week.

“As Carla said, because we are a bare-bones taxed county, we have been less affected by COVID-19 than some counties who rely on extra taxes, like an entertainment tax, with large venues, and the like. However, the flood coupled with COVID-19 has done visible damage to the county and its finances.”

Rundell said he is cautiously optimistic but wants to be prepared for a wors...



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