The county could have to borrow money to make payroll during the fiscal year.
“We came within a few days last (fiscal) year of doing it,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said.
The biggest source of revenue for the county’s general fund is property tax. The fiscal year started July 1, but the bulk of the property tax money doesn’t come in until December and February.
“We still have to make payroll July, August, September, October and November without a lot of revenue coming in,” Woody said.