Sometimes you need to spend in order to save – or at least avoid the complete loss of something. That is often the case when it comes to infrastructure and sometimes equipment.
We looked at various plans for the remodel of the empty building that now houses the WSU Cooperative Extension 4-H, Weed Board and Drug Prevention. We where not happy till we got a reasonable cost projection and where able to get funding reserved for economic development. This building has become a wonderful asset to our community that supports volunteerism, youth, and agriculture, among other things.
We have encouraged cross training when filling a position and have several employees that work in more than one department.
At times, we have chosen to set back the replacement of equipment to squeeze out value and also choose to replacement something that will be a better value and accomplish more in the long run.
It is a matter of diligence. We are the eyes and ears of the public looking in at the county system in order to get the best use of the taxes we all pay. This board combs the budget and is working toward more long term planning.
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