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Scott County finances look good

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 ~ Updated 4:20 PM

scottw@standard-democrat.com

BENTON -- Scott County's finances ended well in 2011 leaving county commissioners optimistic about the new year.

The 2012 operating budget for Scott County was adopted by commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday.

"I'm very pleased and happy with the way we ended 2011 and that credit goes to everybody who is in control of spending," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said. "It gives us a good kick off for 2012."

Burger noted that county offices and departments funded from the general revenue fund spent nearly $1.1 million less than appropriated in 2011.

"Appropriations were estimated at $5,484,892.25 and $4,386,820.76 was actually spent," County Clerk Rita Milam noted in the budget message.

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