Additional spending OK’d by Eagle County |

Additional spending OK’d by Eagle County

Daily Staff Report
Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Commissioners in Eagle County, Colorado approved Tuesday a $26 million supplemental budget for the 2009 fiscal year ” more than $18 million of which was approved in 2008 and carried forward to finish projects that haven’t been completed.

“Our first supplemental is always the most difficult,” said Finance Director John Lewis.

The supplemental budget included approval of more than $4 million in capital projects commissioners gave initial approval to a few weeks ago. The capital project list includes money for design and planning of a midvalley bus storage facility at the Swift Gulch site and money for a shoulder-widening project on Highway 6 between Edwards and Wolcott.

Approval of the supplemental budget also included about $500,000 from the open space fund to go towards legal services for making a proposed five-party land swap a reality.

If finalized, the deal would protect more than 2,100 acres of open space between Edwards and Eagle-Vail from future development.

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“The open space funds will go toward making this land exchange happen,” said Commissioner Peter Runyon. “Obviously there has to be some expenses ” it’s over 2,000 acres that will be saved forever.”

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