County Board Hears Audit, Talks Cannabis

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In their meeting Tuesday morning, the Bond County Board heard the annual county audit report. There was a clean opinion on the audit and the county has approximately $330,000 cash on hand. The auditors reported the fund balances were good overall with revenue remaining fairly consistent with last year and expenditures up a bit. The county has approximately $20,000 in debt, which is for a highway department excavator.

In continued discussion about a cannabis ordinance, board members voted to tax the sale of cannabis at the highest rate allowed by state, which is 3% in towns and villages and 3.75% in unincorporated areas. State’s Attorney Dora Mann will draft an ordinance to be adopted at the board’s next meeting.

Board members said they would continue to discuss how they want to regulate establishments concerning cannabis and other considerations as many changes are expected to cannabis legislation in Illinois through the end of November.

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