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Wednesday evening played host to the final Carbon County Commission meeting of the 2016 year. This meeting focused primarily on setting things in place for the new year.
Board vacancies were filled during the meeting, such as recreation boards, the water conservancy district and more. A number of public hearings also took place during the meeting, one in particular drawing in a large number of citizens.
This hearing focused on the property tax increase proposal for general and municipal services funds. Many members of the community spoke to the commissioners, urging them to reconsider and work to find another source for the budget.
After much consideration, the decision was made by the commissioners that the increase would be approved, with a stipulation. The commissioners will roll up their sleeves and begin looking at what can be done to appropriate the funds.
Commission meetings for the 2017 year will continue to take place on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. At the end of the meeting, the commission chair was rotated from Commissioner Casey Hopes to Jake Mellor, effective in January.