Harrison County Board of Supervisors Approve 2021 Budget
The Harrison County Board of Supervisors — President Connie Rockco (District 5), Vice President Beverly Martin (District 1), Rebecca Powers (District 2), Marlin Ladner (District 3), and Kent Jones (District 4) — has set the millage rate and approved the Fiscal Year 2021 budget. The proposed budget has a total projected revenue of about $118 million. The FY 2021 budget includes the operating budgets for the more than 60 individual Harrison County departments, courts, and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.
$65.8 million of the revenues is from ad valorem tax levy, $23.8 million in state and federal revenue, and $16.5 million is in revenue like fines and forfeitures, and charges for services.
The County’s expenditures are primarily for general government, public safety, public works, culture and recreation, health and welfare, and debt service.
For FY 2021, the County has allocated an ad valorem tax millage to the following entities:
• State Port of Gulfport $950,000
• Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College $10,466,586
• Gulf Coast Mental Health $1.5 million
• Crisis Stabilization Unit $639,000
• Mississippi Department of Public Health $480,500
• Humane Society of South Mississippi about $214,000 for a three-year contract
• Harrison County Library System $929,000
There is no county-wide millage increase as the millage rate remains the same at 36.42 mills.
The budget goes into effect Oct. 1, 2020.