City passes $30m budget

The city council finalized Green River’s 2016-2017 fiscal year city budget Tuesday. The budget comes to about $30 million, which is about a $2 million cut from last year’s budget.

“Overall, $1.2 million were cut out of services somewhere,” Finance Director Chris Meats said. “Compared to elsewhere in the state, we didn’t have to cut as much.”

Meats said Green River is a little better off than other large cities like Gillette and Casper, due to their heavy reliance on oil.

“We anticipated a lower revenue than other towns did,” he said.

Overall, he said the city cut about 10 percent from their bu...


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