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Commissioners to review budget Tuesday

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – The Eagle County Board of Commissioners will review the proposed 2012 county budget beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will take place in the Eagle County Room, located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. The public is encouraged to attend.

As proposed, General Fund operating expenditures will be approximately $32 million for 2012, representing a $1 million decrease from 2011. Across all funds, expenditures are budgeted at $88 million and revenues are budgeted at $92 million.

The county began preparing in 2009 for reduced revenues in 2012. Projected decreases in property tax collections, sales tax collections and fees were addressed through budget cuts in 2010 and 2011, including a reduction in full-time employees from 507 to 430 over the last two years. From 2009 to 2012, the county will realize a 20 percent decrease in revenues and a 22 percent decrease in expenditures in its General Fund.

Tuesday’s presentation will be aired live on ecotv18, as well as streamed live and archived for later viewing at For more information, contact Lewis at 970-328-3511 or Hyatt at 970-328-8769.-

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