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Iron County board approves borrowing $1.27 million for placement costs

 

August 1, 2018



By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

HURLEY — While the supervisors may not have been happy about it, the Iron County Board of Supervisors approved borrowing over $1.2 million Tuesday to cover the county’s 2017 placement costs.

This is the second year the board has decided to borrow money to fund the county’s costs for court-ordered placements — a move that allows the county to exceed the state-imposed levy limit and pass at least a portion of the burden onto the county’s taxpayers.

The placements occur for a variety of reasons, but generally deal with drug and alcohol o...



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