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County budgets for 2013 projects

Andy Ouriel • Dec 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

From social workers to the sheriff, county officials collectively want $401,000 in taxpayer funds to either bolster buildings or restore outdated amenities in the coming year.

The three Erie County commissioners, who oversee the county's $26 million budget, will decide what projects receive funding in the coming weeks.


Among the requests: replacing the roof and sidewalks at the Erie County Job and Family Services building, at 221 W. Parish St.


Commissioners have strived to handle maintenance issues on an as-needed basis, but recent budget constraints haven't allowed them to pursue capital improvement projects.


"Next year doesn't look any better for our new revenues," Erie County commissioner Pat Shenigo said. "We're predicting our revenues will be flat."


 Read more about how commissioners plan to spend the county's money in today's Register or e-paper.

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