County Commission Funds Some, Will Cut Others
County Commissioners met today to discuss a number of broad issues. They made a few decisions to fund several programs, which means they will have to cut some others soon.
The Commission decided to fund a weatherization program, which means one new job. The staff person will coordinate energy and cost savings initiatives for the needy.
They also will give over $50,000 to the one stop homeless center, which is expected to be completed next year.
Furthermore, Commissioners will pay for a new technology information system for the public defender's office.
Now due to the funding of these issues, commissioners must meet again in order to balance the budget. Balancing the budget is a requirement under state law.
Currently the county has a $100,000 budget shortfall. There will be another meeting on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to discuss how to make up the difference.
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