Budget Woes Plague Barton County

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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The Barton County Commission is cutting the budget for agencies serving the disabled.

The commission passed a resolution this week capping the levy for the Great Bend area Community Developmental Disabilities Organization at one-half mill.

That amounts to about $80,000 this year.

It's down only slightly from the amount the agency received last year. But until last year, it also received $175,000 from the county.

Barton County faces a three million-dollar drop in property valuation, and expects $619,000 less in revenue next year.

Department heads are being asked to cut their budgets by three percent.

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