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County budget adoption hearing is set for Dec. 14

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Garfield County’s proposed budget for 2010 will be presented during a public hearing at the Dec. 14 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.

The total amount of revenues expected for the coming year is $142.9 million, the largest portion of which is $78 million in property taxes. The expected revenues for 2010 represent a 15-percent increase over income in 2009.

The net overall expenses, after subtracting interfund transfers, are set at slightly less than $133.9 million for operations and capital projects.



That represents a 1.3-percent increase over the adopted budget for 2009, according to the county administration.

Of that amount, the general fund budget, which accounts for most day-to-day county operations, calls for revenues of $52.4 million and expenses of $50.7 million.



That includes a 2-percent pay increase for all county employees (except for elected officials), although the commissioners will be taking a last look at the increase at a special work session on Dec. 16.

At that meeting, according to Dale Hancock, director of general services, the commissioners are expected to decide either to go ahead with the pay increases, or withhold them as a cost-saving measure.

The budget hearing is scheduled for the late-morning portion of the commissioners meeting, which begins at 10:15 a.m.


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