"We're facing a 250,000 dollar shortfall in our budget and this is just one of the opportunities we're discussing as a possible way to increase revenue," says Leslie Housler, the Wexford County Commission Chairman.
Wexford County is facing a rather large deficit.That's why the county commissioners are holding a special meeting Monday night to discuss putting a millage onto November's ballot to help balance the budget."The reason we chose tonight is because if we do something, it has to be in the clerks hand by the 26th of August," says Housler
.Commissioner Housler says the deficit was caused by the landfill.
"Mainly it has to do with the landfill.We made a special allocation out of this years budget of 250,000 dollars to the landfill.And coincidently we're 248 thousand and some dollars short in our budget.Were it not for the landfill we would once again have a balanced budget."Wexford County Commission Chairman Leslie Housler says that 250,000 dollars that was allocated just to keep the landfill operational.
"We cut costs everywhere we could figure out possible last year.So we're running at bare bones out there.With the ground water contamination and the requested water system, it's putting a bit of a strain on the counties finances."Commissioner Housler says the situation won't get better for several years.