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Pitkin County set to OK budget

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” The Pitkin County commissioners are scheduled to adopt a 2009 budget Tuesday that calls for slightly more than $73 million in revenues and expenditures for all funds and reflects what budget officials say is a tightly conservative estimate of sales tax revenues for the year due to the slumping national economy.

Of that amount, more than $23 million is slated for what are termed “core services,” including the general fund ($19.6 million), roads and bridges ($3.2 million) and social services ($957,500).

The county has more than $6 million in reserve funds held back for emergency needs, “in the event major revenue streams fall short of our projections,” said a memo from budget officials Debe Nelson and John Redmond.

The budget discussion is slated for 1 p.m. at the commissioners’ meeting, in the Plaza One meeting room.

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