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Looking at the county budget

Hard copies, e-mail versions now available

Dan Olsen

Moffat County residents with a head for numbers should be pleased to learn that copies of the county budget now are available.

There are a number of different ways to get copies of the $47 million and change budget.

Hard copies are available at the Moffat County Courthouse in the administration office. Copies also can be e-mailed to those requesting the information, county officials said.

Next week, a copy will be posted at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries and online at the county website, http://www.co.moffat.co.us, by clicking on administration department.

The total county budget for 2007 is $47,461,056.

County budget analyst Tin-neal Gerber said the recently-completed budget is the result of many months of long meetings and number crunching.

“We started heavily into the budget in the first part of July,” she said. “We met with approximately 37 departments and also the agencies to which the county contributes.”

Gerber said the county’s Human Resources Department handles the distribution of money to the 15 agencies on the contribution list.

The 2007 budget also includes figures for The Memorial Hos-pital, accounting for more than half of the budget and numbers for the county housing authority.

The county has budgeted $8.2 million for administration and $6.3 million for the road and bridge department, according to the 2007 budget.

County officials said taxes are being held lower by increased revenue from oil and gas exploration in the area, and income from Utah and the Colorado Department of Corrections that is supplementing the jail fund.

Dan Olsen can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 207, or dolsen@craigdailypress.com.

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