Our View: Perhaps a new tax is needed
May 3, 2017
Money is tight in Sweetwater County.
Budget requests to the county commissioners are encouraged to cut 10 percent from the previous year’s request. Both cities, continuing to feel the sting of declining sales-tax revenues, are looking at more cuts to their 2017-2018 budgets while protecting the employees working for them. Beyond that, there’s the problem of continued maintenance on county and municipal roads throughout Sweetwater County and Green River’s need to build a new sewer treatment facility.
Yes, grants are available for some of the projects local governing bodies will need t...