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  • Phone: 970-328-3510
    Fax: 970-328-3519

    P.O. Box 850
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    Eagle, Colorado 81631

Commissioners to review 2015 budget on Nov. 18

Contact: John Lewis, Finance Director, at 970-328-3511 or

Nov. 14, 2014 – The Eagle County Board of Commissioners will review the county’s proposed 2015 budget beginning at 1 p.m. Nov. 18. The meeting will take place in the Eagle County Room, located at 500 Broadway in Eagle. All interested community members are encouraged to attend. Tuesday’s presentation will also be aired live on ecotv18, channel 18 on the Eagle Valley’s two cable systems, as well as streamed live and archived for later viewing online at

As proposed, General Fund operating expenditures will be approximately $36.7 million in 2015, representing a $2 million increase from 2014 expenses. The Board of Commissioners set a General Fund reserve minimum at $13.1 million for 2015.

Across all funds, expenditures are budgeted at $102.3 million for 2015, up from $100 million in 2014.

The increase in expenses coincides with slowly recovering revenues as well as the county’s strong reserves, and represents investments toward the commissioners’ strategic priorities, including quality services, social investment, economic vitality, sustainable communities and environmental stewardship.

Highlights of the 2015 expenditure plan include:
• Facilitation of expanded air service to Eagle County Regional Airport
• Resources to meet increased demands for ECO Transit, law enforcement and human services
• Investments into energy use reduction and environmental sustainability efforts
• Support for the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships
• Continued administration of a community grant program

In addition, a 6 percent performance-based merit pool is included in the proposal for 2015. The last employee merit increase took place in 2013.

Final adoption of the budget and the county’s mill levy is scheduled for Dec. 9, with certification of mill levies for all taxing entities set for Dec. 22. For more information, contact Eagle County Finance Director John Lewis at 970-328-3511.