The much-anticipated wire transfer

The office of Oconee Treasurer is preparing to receive the annual Duke Energy tax payment and, once again, it’s a whopper. Expectations are that the Duke’s payment, to be transmitted by electronic wire, will arrive before next week’s deadline for 2017 property tax to be paid without late penalty. According to Connie Bellotte, deputy treasurer, this year’s payment is calculated at $33.3 million. That would be roughly a 2.6 million increase from last year’s.