Chelan County Budget Continues to Bleed Red Ink

October 14, 2009



style="font-size: 11pt"> County is 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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"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.



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