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Development authority can’t self-fund past end of 2017

Budget cuts not enough to offset negligible income

Posted: February 7, 2017 1:19 p.m.

When the board of commissioners approved the triennial budget for 2017 in November, they made a decision to defund the only solely development-focused entity the county has.

The $150,000 that the board has, for the past two years, given to the Development Authority of Dawson County to continue its efforts in planned development and growth for the county was not allocated in this year's budget. This means the development authority has had to find other means of funding its operations and projects, which the board discussed at its Jan. 31 meeting.

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