October 14, 2009
style="font-size: 11pt"> Countyis now projected to end the current
budget year with at least a one million dollar shortfall. Heading into 2010 that will likely mean more layoffs and
service cutbacks. Commissioner Keith Goehner spoke with KOHO/KOZI news following a department head meeting earlier
this week where discussions centered around the September financial report which showed revenues down about 2
million dollars from earlier projections . . .
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sec. “revenue stream yet”
"margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Its reported that up to fifty employees could lose their
jobs at the Chelan County courthouse if the revenue trends continue. The County’s current year budget also
reflects a 400-thousand dollar unbudgeted back-pay that resulted from the recent settling of the Sheriff’s
Deputies labor contract. Commissioners continue their budget discussions and are slated to adopt next year’s
spending plan in December.