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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • State aid sought for watermaster investigation
  • Utility discusses future rate increases
  • Lassen Community College honors Disability Awareness Month
  • Supervisors table Herlong property sale
  • Local resident wins Mini Miss California pageant

Supervisors approve county budget

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 — A county budget with an estimated total funds of $123 million has been approved.

The budget was approved in a 3-2 vote during a Tuesday, Aug. 12 meeting of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.

Supervisors Aaron Albaugh and Jim Chapman voted no, while Bob Pyle, Tom Hammond and board chair Larry Wosick voted yes.

This year’s estimated revenues are $96,918,448 with current fund ending balances at $26 million.

According to county administrative officer Richard Egan, the revenues and funding end balances gives the county a total available funding of $123,666,942.

The appropriations limit is $28,638,232 and the general tax rate is $1.

The supervisors held a public hearing during a special meeting Monday, Aug. 4, but it was continued to a regular Tuesday, Aug. 12 meeting at the request of Eileen Spencer of Kanwehelp.com.

Spencer was not in attendance at the Aug. 12 meeting and no other public comments were made.

For the full story and other local stories, read the Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.

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