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Posted on December 08 2011, 12:07am by Mark Esper
in Local News
Some $8,000 allocated in 2012 budget; final adoption of budget set for Monday, Dec. 12.
With the Town of Silverton’s preliminary 2012 budget now showing a $26,000 surplus, the Town Council on Monday decided to restore some funding for the town’s traditional “partner” organizations, including San Juan Development Agency, A Theatre Group and the Blair Street Historic District.
Those and other nonprofit groups such as Mountain Studies Institute will share $8,061 in town appropriations. Advocates for those groups pleaded with the council at a budget workshop Monday to restore the funding in the town’s 2012 general fund budget of nearly $1.6 million.
“The general fund is very healthy,” Town Clerk Brian Carlson reported. “But the town faces an endless list of capital improvements” and maintenance needs.
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