Explanation of pie-chart terms Expenditures (major categories)
General Government: county building maintenance, employee salaries/benefits, direct support to outside agencies, elections expense.
Public Safety: Sheriff’s Department, jail, school resource officers, emergency management, coroner, youth services, juvenile probation, and fire protection.
Highways and Roads: district road budgets, engineer’s office, county shop, road-related equipment and materials.
Sanitation: county transfer station and contract garbage pickup.
Health: county mental health officer, mental health building, animal control program.
Welfare: aging program, adult daycare, nutrition/homedelivered meals for the elderly, public transportation, indigent services.
Culture and Recreation: Palisades Park, libraries and museum, agri-business center.
Education: Extension Service, Blount County Education Foundation, office building and included maintenance for county school system. Revenues (major categories)
Taxes: general property tax, one- and two-cent gas tax, county general sales tax.
Licenses and Permits: business privilege tax, pistol permits, manufactured home registration.
Intergovernmental: State sales tax, four- and five-cent gas tax, motor vehicle license and registration, state cost-sharing for highways and elections, state grants.
Charges for Services: court fees, dumping fees, public transportation fees, probate judge fees, scrap tire licenses.
Fines and Forfeitures: sale of seized property, cash intercepted by law enforcement.
Miscellaneous Revenues: interest, office rental, vending machines, sale of maps and publications, donations.