Carbon Approves C&Y Loan – Times News Online

Posted on December 03, 2021 at 1:45 p.m.

Carbon County approved another loan for the operational costs of its children and youth department.

On Thursday, commissioners approved loan number 5 to the ministry in the amount of $ 250,000, bringing the total of all loans in recent months to about $ 1.5 million.

Commissioners chairman Wayne Nothstein said the loan is to cover everything from salaries to operations right now. The county is reimbursed about 80 percent of the state budget for the department.

The problem is, county budgets run from January 1 to December 31, while state budgets run from July 1 to June 30. This leaves the county guessing what the state will provide.

Carbon County’s budget for children and youth is currently $ 6.3 million and is expected to increase to $ 9.5 million in 2022.

On October 28, the county and state social services department reached a settlement agreement for the department. Full details of the settlement will be released once the agreement is signed by all parties.

The county said on Thursday it had yet to receive the signed copy of the state’s agreement.

In other financial areas, the county also approved loan number 2 to the Regional Aging Agency in the amount of $ 100,000. The loan is also intended for operating costs.

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