Forest thinning, tree planting, and a new civic building and sports complex in Twisp can finally get moving again with the adoption last week of a capital budget by the state Legislature.
County commissioners adopt $21.7-million budget for 2018
The Okanogan County commissioners unanimously adopted a $21.7-million budget for 2018 that includes a conservative reserve fund and gives department heads the flexibility to adjust spending over the course of the year. They adopted the final budget on Dec. 26.
Twisp Town Council adopts 2018 budget with slight increase in spending
The Twisp Town Council has approved a 2018 budget that projects only a small increase in spending over this year’s levels.
The general fund budget, which pays for most town services such as police, public works, fire protection …
Local recreation projects left in limbo without approval of state capital budget
Money for trail maintenance and bridge construction in the national forest, grooming of snowmobile trails, and prescribed burning to restore state wildlife areas have been left hanging because the state Legislature didn’t pass a capital budget before adjourning in June.
Cantwell raises concerns about proposed cuts in firefighting funds
With two consecutive seasons of record-breaking fires still searing in local memories, and a 50-percent chance the U.S. Forest Service will run out of money for firefighting this year, Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) has raised the alarm over a $300 million cut …
Commissioners OK emergency funds transfer to cover current expenses
The Okanogan County commissioners approved a resolution to transfer $605,463 into the county’s current-expense fund, if needed, to cover payroll and other expenses. The unanimous approval came after an urgent public hearing on Tuesday (April 26). The resolution allows the money …
Commissioners, staff take steps to cover cash-flow troubles
Okanogan County department heads have been asked to hold off on large purchases and avoid unnecessary expenditures to be sure the county can pay staff and other bills.
The county’s finance committee informed the commissioners…
County commissioners schedule urgent public hearing on April 26 about fund transfers
The Okanogan County commissioners are holding an urgent public hearing on Tuesday (April 26) about potential fund transfers that would be used to cover payroll and other expenses if necessary. The hearing is part of the authorization process to be sure that the money can be transferred by the end of April if needed.