On the Dare County Board of Commissioners assembly Aug. 17, commissioners heard the annual tax settlement report and determined different cash issues.
County supervisor Robert L. Outten advisable that Hosea Wilson III be appointed tax assessor and Becky Huff be reappointed tax collector for the county. Each have been sworn in for 4 12 months phrases.
Huff offered her settlement for the 2019 tax 12 months. As of June 30, 2020, Huff and her employees had collected 99.24% of the actual property and private property tax levy, or $61,228,827.25. The proportion continues to go up and now stands at 99.41%.
Huff made COVID-19 changes. She suspended enforced collections for about eight weeks.
With extension of submitting deadlines for itemizing kinds, Dare County tax payments are delayed. Huff advised the commissioners that tax payments might be mailed over the past week of August. The deadline to pay with out curiosity is Jan. 5, 2021.
She expects the cost to gather the taxes to be on the Sept. eight consent agenda.
Huff advised the commissioners that AirBnB and Trip Leases by Proprietor at the moment are accumulating and submitting occupancy taxes.
Dare County tax payments can now be obtained on-line and occupancy and beverage taxes could be paid on-line. This fiscal 12 months, Zacchaeus Authorized Companies collected $269,327.79 for tax payments delinquent no less than two years. Since 2014, Zacchaeus has collected $2,179,054.12.
In one other cash matter, the commissioners established a funds for a Assist American Vote Act grant with pass-through federal CARES act funds. The grant totals $76,351. Eligible expenditures have to be incurred between March 1 and Dec. 30, 2020.
Within the consent agenda, the commissioners approved the county supervisor to execute interlocal agreements with Dare County municipalities to deal with 25% of COVID-19 grant monies assigned to the cities.
The commissioners authorised a contract improve request of $24,865 from the architect for the Animal Shelter challenge, Waller Todd Sadler. “The request is justified as the rise is for $19,640 for extra development administration and for $5,225 for subcontract engineer will increase from proprietor requested design adjustments for price reductions,” states the agenda notice.
The proprietor’s contingency reduces to $78,861. The Whiting Turner development contract is at present $103,414 beneath funds, stories the agenda merchandise.
The county’s Public Well being Division has obtained $162,879 in COVID-19 state and federal funds. The commissioners authorised the funds modification which is able to fund wage and advantages of present registered nurses, interpreters and phone tracers and a part-time short-term registered nurse and a part-time short-term interpreter. Funding will even to cowl county mobile phone prices utilized by the contact tracers and to buy provides by the top of the fiscal 12 months.
Commissioner Rob Ross introduced a request from GEM Grownup Day Companies, Inc. to the commissioners. GEM has been hit onerous by the COVID-19 pandemic and is in want of $10,000 in monetary help with a purpose to proceed to supply companies.
The commissioners authorised a $10,000 one-time grant and approved the county supervisor and finance director “to execute the required funds modification from contingency or different acceptable fund and to require GEM to abide by all county insurance policies associated to funding.”