Winder spent close to $500,000 more on the operation of the government in fiscal year 2013 than it did the previous year, according to Winder’s latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
The city spent about $12.2 million on the general government — for administration, public works, public safety, planning, municipal court, capital purchases and annual debt payments. That was $331,500 more than in FY2012.
The two largest tax generators were sales taxes, which brought in about $1.75 million, and business taxes, which generated $1.66 million. All total, the city collected more than $4.8 million in taxes, up almost $176,000 over FY2012.
For the full audit report, see the Jan. 22 issue of the Barrow Journal.