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Town Trustees finalizing budget
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Posted on December 09 2010, 3:25pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Final adoption of 2011 spending plan for Silverton set for tonight, Thursday, Dec. 9.
The Silverton Town Council, still struggling to come up with a balanced budget, approved a few changes in its spending plan in a special meeting on Monday, in preparation for final adoption of the town’s 2011 budget during a meeting scheduled for tonight.
On Monday, the council decided that it would not provide the San Juan Development Association any more than the $500 it already has allocated. 
The council also dramatically reduced funding for Fourth of July law enforcement, despite a plea from Sheriff Sue Kurtz on the need for more officers.
The council also decided to keep the town/county building inspector’s job at 30 hours a week with health care benefits, but to assign the employee additional duties the town and county might come up with.
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fourteener on December 22 2010, 12:49am
You had a company wanting to open Pride Of Thr Rockies mill. They received no support from Silverton or the county of San Juan. With appx 30 new employees and many companies interested in the area your budget would not be a problem. $500.00 or 4th of July police would be no problem with the money they would bring in. Why did not you support new business?   Fourteener.