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State Budget Delay Impacts County

Recycling and yard waste collection programs are suspended


DAYTON--One of the topics discussed at last week’s BOCC meeting is what impact the state legislature’s budget will have on individual departments in the county.

With the exception of the Public Works Department, and Planning and Building Department, most agreed the effects will be either positive, or negligible.

While the state has passed transportation and operating budgets, it has not adopted the capital budget for the current biennium, because of a dispute over a measure relating to water rights, said Public Works Director Andrew Woods.

As a result, the county will not be reimbursed...

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