first_img The Probate Judge’s Transaction Fee Fund was established by an act of the Alabama Legislature in 2003. The bill was sponsored by state Rep. Alan Boothe and the late Sen. Wendell Mitchell. The funds collected from the transaction fees are to be spent at the discretion of the probate judge and for probate office related needs.The cash balance in the Probate Judge’s Transaction Fee Fund for the FYE13 was $472,056.“That’s a lot of money and the county has a lot of needs,” Goodson said. “(Former Probage) Judge (Bill) Stone put $50,000 in the Pike County Commission’s general fund all along. Judge Allen has not put in money in our general fund. I just want to know what’s being done with money in the fund.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Commisioners seek info on probate fund Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Allen said he met with Goodson and Commissioner Joey Jackson on Friday and had a productive meeting.“The commissioners shared their concerns about county finances. We will meet again in the near future,” Allen said.Goodson, said the meeting was productive but had no other comment.Jackson agreed, that the meeting was “a good discussion.”“We were able to communicate,” he said. By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Sponsored Content The Pike County Commissioner budget hearings on Sept. 9 initiated questions by Commissioner Ray Goodson concerning the Pike County Probate Judge’s Transaction Fee Fund.At the budget hearing, Goodson said he had requested information about how those fees are being spent and the information made available from the Probate Office was not what he requested.“I’m not saying there are any wrong-doings, I just want to know how the money is being spent,” Goodson said Tuesday last week. “The office took in nearly $135,000 in transaction fees (year ending September 2013) and spent nearly $80,000. I’d just like to see an itemized account of how our tax dollars are being spent. The people in my district have told me they want to know, too.” Skip This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Print Article You Might Like VIVA VIVANCE: Classical quartet finds warm welcome at GHS Members of the Canada-based Vivance quartet posed for a selfie with the students at Goshen High School on Tuesday afternoon…. read more Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Allen said since he has been probate judge, the probate office has invested and concentrated on the preservation and protection of Pike County’s vital records and historical records.“We have also used this fund to offer more choices when renewing car tags and boat decals,” he said. “Our team established the Brundidge Satellite office, mail-in tag and boat renewal option and the on-line tag renewal options.“We also utilize this fund for essential computer equipment maintenance and upgrades.In addition, this fund has been audited, with no findings. Lastly, this fund has been used to assist other vital areas of the courthouse, such as scanning and preservation of official court records within the Circuit Clerk’s office.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img