Today the Discretionary Funds Committee met at the Jackson County Legislative Delegation office in Scottsboro, Alabama. The Discretionary Funds Committee distributes the TVA-in-lieu-of-taxes. The committee consists of the three Jackson County Legislators, a representative from the County Commission and the County Revenue Commissioner. This is the first time the deliberations regarding the funds dispersal has been open to public transparency.
Senator McGill announced, due to less TVA-in-lieu-of-tax funds, all fund requests approved would be reduced by 25%. Some requests were apparently incomplete and did not have total amounts of money for specific items stated in their requests and could not be approved. "The Choices Program" funding request was approved for $7500 less the 25%=$5625.00.
It was reported that the current Discretionary Fund's account balance was $131,485.00