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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

Commissioners' session: Interest sweep, credit card charges on agenda


May 23, 2019

Whitman County commissioners discussed topics, like sweeping interest to the Public Works fund and adjusting credit card fees during a workshop session Monday morning.

Washington made changes several years ago to allow county commissioners to take interest of any account and deposit it in the general fund, said Public Works Director Mark Storey.

He said during that time the county general fund was in financial trouble, so the commissioners "swept" the interest revenue to go into the general fund.

“At one point back in our history, it was a big amount of revenue to the road fund,” Storey...

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