Commissioners trim some nonprofit funds
By From staff reports
Published in News on November 4, 2013 1:46 PM
The budget adopted earlier this year by Wayne County commissioners reduced direct county funding for nonprofit organizations by $674,051.30.
The total was reduced from $1,532,942.3 to $858,891, thanks mostly to eliminating $640,000 for Eastpointe.
The 2013-14 total includes two donations not present in the 2012-13 budget. They are $1,000 for the Purple Heart Association and $20,934 in operating expenses for GATEWAY.
Missing from the 2013-14 total is $4,900 for the Wayne County Law Enforcement Association, which was included in 2012-13.
Also missing is $5,000 for the Vietnam The Wall that Heals and $50,000 for Old Waynesborough for tourism.
The direct spending for nonprofits in the current budget, with last year's totals in parentheses are:
* Professional services, accounting for fire departments, $26,040 ($23,000)
* Wayne County Firemen's Association, $18,000 (no change)
* GATEWAY capital, $37,743 ($20,820)
* GATEWAY administration, $59,893 ($87,010)
* Mount Olive Airport, $33,281 (no change)
* Wayne Uplift, $40,000 (no change)
* Nutrition for the Elderly, $65,000 (no change)
* WATCH, $220,000 (no change)
* WAGES Foster Grandparents, $5,000 (no change)
* Communities in Schools, $130,000 (no change)
* Literacy Connections, $87,000 ($75,964)
* Old Waynesborough Commission, $35,000 ($40,000)
* Goldsboro Battlefield, $10,000 ($9,967.3)
* Wayne County Museum, $20,000 ($15,000)
* Arts Council, $25,000 (no change)
* Highway 70 Commission, $25,000 (no change).