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County commissioners enact purchasing freeze, discuss other cost-saving measures

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

BOLIVIA—To avoid tapping into the county’s fund balance and to stay out of the red for the remainder of the fiscal year, county commissioners have frozen all purchase orders from county operating and capital outlay funds.

The only allowable exception is for emergencies or for equipment repairs needed to continue services.

County finance director Ann Hardy and county manager Marty Lawing presented commissioners with cost-saving options at the last of their three-day budget retreat last week in Bolivia.


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