Ten percent drop in appropriations seen

This week, the Board of Clermont County Commissioners sent other elected officials in the county 2010 appropriations numbers. Overall, they reflect a 10 percent reduction from 2009 levels.

It will be up to individual elected officials to determine how they will meet the numbers given; if they cannot operate statutorily within the numbers, they are invited to attend a BCC session in October to explain their need for additional monies.

The Board of Commissioners will take all concerns into account before they finalize the 2010 appropriations, possibly in late November.