How are the County’s funds invested?
Under the authority of North Carolina General Statute 159-30, the County invests in approved instruments only, mainly obligations of the United States Government. The objectives of the County’s investment program are safety, liquidity, and yield, in that order. Investment vehicles are chosen with the greatest emphasis on credit quality and maturity.
What is the current County debt?
What are the uses of the debt proceeds?
As of June 30, 2016 the total outstanding debt for Catawba County was approximately $14.9 million. Of this amount, 69% was borrowed for Education, generally new school construction or renovation, 21% for the detention and public safety center, 8% for water and sewer assets, and 2% for economic development.
What is the County’s bond rating?
Moody’s Investor Service rates the County’s bond obligations as Aa1 for the 7th consecutive year. Standard and Poor’s Corporation rates the County’s obligations as AA for the 12th consecutive year.
Who do I contact about my ambulance bill?
Catawba County contracts with EMS Management for ambulance billing. Most questions can be answered by contacting EMS Management at 1-800-814-5339 or online at http://www.emsbilling.us/
. For all other questions, contact our billing department at 828-465-8277.
How do I set up a landfill or other billing account?
Do you accept credit card payments?
Contact our billing department representative at 828-465-8277 to set up an account. Yes. The Finance department accepts credit and debit card payments.
Does the Finance department offer mortgage or automobile loans?
No. This is not a function of this department. Contact your local bank or credit union for more information.