Coming together for a budget solution


We're sure it sounded like a great idea at the time.

We're also glad the Moffat County Commission is going to rethink its micro-management policy that clamped down on purchase orders.

Because of the current

budgetary woes that the county is

going through, commissioners

put in place a policy

that mandated that any purchase order be pre-approved by a

county commissioner.

That's sounds good on paper. But it leads to inefficiencies in the day-to-day and sometimes day-to-night operations when a county employee needs to make a purchase and can't find a county commissioner. County Commissioner Darryl Steele said the purchase order mandate went a little too far and would have to be revised.

Department heads have to realize that while the cure may have been slightly misguided, the illness is and remains that budget cuts have to be made.

It took a while for the county budget to get into the mess that it is currently in and it's going to take some time to get it straightened out.

Time as well as some tough choices.

Department heads and the county commissioners are going to have to work together and make those choices for the good of their constituents.

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