Gas prices costing the county |

Gas prices costing the county

Melanie Wong
Vail CO, Colorado

How they voted: All in favor

What they spent it on: Almost $704,000 of additional spending was approved from the general fund. Of that, about $150, 000 was spent on increased gasoline costs for county and Sheriff’s Office vehicles.

The county was paying about $2.80 per gallon last year for gas and estimated paying about $3.60 per gallon now. The current cost to the county is $3.80 per gallon.

From the road and bridge fund, $1 million was set aside for ECO Transit to build a new bus barn in Leadville.

ECO Build, which gives rebates for green building or improvements, also is starting up. $90,000 was approved for those rebates.

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Commissioners also approved $55,000 to sponsor a resort communities conference. The conference, which would be attended by governments of other resort counties, would be held in the Vail Valley sometime this fall.

Finance Director John Lewis said the county is still well within their budget and well behind the amount of additional spending requests from last year.

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