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Marion County Board of Supervisors Special Session

The Marion County Board of Supervisors met in special session Wednesday morning. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the initial budgeting process for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The budget discussed included requests from all county departments. The General Fund, which helps pay salaries for county employees and pays for the day-to-day costs of department operation is at a $77,000 deficit, the lowest in recent history. County Auditor Jake Grandia says that if the board reduces budget requests by just 1% for all departments they could make up $71,000 of the deficit. The board is looking into options for this and other funds and will take action as necessary in the future.