The Madison County checkbook is in good shape, according to a recent report by the auditing firm of Scheffel Boyle. The county’s general fund has over $22-million in reserves, which is more than most counties around the state can boast. That’s about six months worth of operating expenses, according to County Administrator Joe Parente.
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He tells The Big Z there are a number of projects that will eat into the reserves, as $3-million will soon be transferred into the Capital Projects Fund. Those include renovations at the jail, courthouse, and county administration building.