Fayette County is continuing to work on a very tight budget that will see the amount for cash flow available in the General Fund at just under $4000 at the end of March. During her report at Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting, Fayette County Treasurer Rose Hoover informed the board that she had transferred the $600,000 they had previously approved as a loan to the General Fund from the Capital Improvement fund. $500,000 of that loan was transferred in January with the remaining $100,000 being transferred in February. Those amounts serve just as a loan and will have to be paid back to the Capital Improvement Fund. And the county was able to pay back the money loaned out of the fund in the previous fiscal year. Despite the amount transferred to the General Fund, Hoover says the county will still be left with just $3,888.81 in cash flow in the General Fund at the end of this month. And while certain state payments such as sales tax, income tax and local use taxes are up to date, meaning those payments have been made to the county for the month of December as they are normally three months behind, and some reimbursements for the State’s Attorney’s office and Supervisor of Assessments office have been received, there are others such as the probation department who as of the end of February is still owed $117,617.38. The issue of delayed reimbursements from the state paired with the fact that the county will not begin seeing any property tax money come into the picture until August and September of this year, means revenues continue to lag for the county in the first two-thirds of the fiscal year. And, Board Vice-Chairman Darrell Schaal again urged department heads that at this one-third point of the fiscal year, departments should have two-thirds of their budget remaining and asked them to again take a hard look at their finances as the year moves on.