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County oks budget amendment for recreation funding
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Bryan County Commissioners got a look at the county's recreation operations Tuesday when they amended the budget and got an update on recreation operations.
At a regularly scheduled meeting held at the county courthouse in Pembroke, the commissioners unanimously approved a budget amendment to include $318,095 in projected revenues to help fund South Bryan sports.
Special recreation funds, according to county director of finance John Grotheer, include the revenues and expenses of sports in the South Bryan recreation department. These programs include baseball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading and more.
The special recreation fund is different from the general recreation fund, Grotheer said, because the general portion pays for facilities, maintenance and payroll. The special recreation fund covers the expense of the sports and is paid through revenue the sports generate through fees.
The South Bryan's soccer program is expected to generate the most revenue at more than $72,000.
It also is the most expensive to operate at a projected cost of $59,000. Baseball is second with projections of $53,207 in revenue and $44,006 in expenses.
Grotheer said overall revenues from the 14 programs under the special fund in South Bryan should exceed expenses by more than $30,000. With the addition, the county's 2012 spending plan will remain a balanced budget, he said.

Read more in Wednesday's Bryan County News.


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