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By Kelly Shipp
For the Sentinel 

County budget is under 2012 level


The Klickitat County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has approved the 2013 Klickitat County budget and says the budget is reasonable and fair.

“I think we have done a really good job,” says County Commissioner Rex Johnston, “I think that it’s a good budget.”

The total budget is just under $52 million, which is down about $4.4 million from 2012. The budget for the general fund is $11.9 million, a $200,000 reduction from 2012.

“When we started the budget process for 2013 and approached the departments, we thought that we would have to take half a million dollars off the budget,” says Glen Chipman, Director of Administrative Services. “What we ended up doing is taking $2...

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