County trims $1.6M from budget

May 23, 2012 • Local News

The County Commission reviewed a proposed budget free of layoffs, cuts in services, employee benefits and pay, that maintains a high quality of operations within departments, keeps county roads maintained and prepares for the expansion of the Chaves County Detention Center.

During their budget workshop Tuesday morning, commissioners examined a general operating budget consisting of more than $23 million in projected spending for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The final budget approval will come May 30 at the commission’s regular business meeting.

“We looked at many areas and we were able to slice $1,084,027 Login to read more

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