Clark County cutting millions from budget due to COVID-19

With retail stores and restaurants closing due to the coronavirus, Clark County Commissioners are anticipating a hit to tax revenues and is making budget cuts. BILL LACKEY/STAFF
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With retail stores and restaurants closing due to the coronavirus, Clark County Commissioners are anticipating a hit to tax revenues and is making budget cuts. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

The Board of Clark County Commissioners is cutting $4.7 million from its general fund budget, according to a statement from the board.

The cuts to the budget are to deal with anticipated sales tax revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the statement said.

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“This is a difficult time for so many in our community, and it’s no different in local government,” Clark County Commission President Melanie Flax Wilt said. “We’re making proactive and practical decisions to reduce the long-term impact this could have on our team members and the residents they serve.”

The savings will be realized through the following cuts; immediate hiring freeze, no trainings, travel or education reimbursements, essential purchases only, review of budgets to determine where possible 20-25% cuts could occur, document all COVID-19 expenditures and submit for reimbursement, freeze all Capital Improvement Projects or equipment purchases.

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