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Council to discuss trimming budget

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” Some big financial decisions could be made Wednesday at a special meeting of the City Council.

The meeting is being held to discuss different ways the city could cut costs, promote efficiencies and possibly cut jobs and services.

“What we’re going to be talking about, frankly, is the state of the budget,” City Councilman Dave Merritt said.



The city’s sales tax revenues have shrunk by $70,000 to $130,000 a month during the past three months. The large reduction in revenue is forcing city leaders to take stock of the budget and could prompt them to make some difficult financial decisions.

Those decisions could include not filling vacated city jobs or shortening the hours of operation at the Community Center, Merritt said.



The heads of all the city’s departments were asked to look at where cuts can be made and those ideas will be shared at Wednesday’s meeting.

“We’re just going to be looking at what can be done to stanch the flow a little bit,” he said.

Merritt said city leaders are hoping any cuts would be temporary and that revenues will again rise once the stores at Glenwood Meadows open.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

Contact Greg Masse:

945-8515, ext. 511

gmasse@postindependent.com


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