BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County Commissioners have begun preparing the budget for 2018 but will not have a preliminary budget ready for public display until Nov. 28.

“We will be done by Friday with the meetings with the department heads,” said Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik. “We will be attending the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) meeting and that is usually where we hear any bad news from Harrisburg.”

“Our row officers have been very responsible,” said commissioner Jack Matson. “They have been taking a look at their budgets and managing their funds. We have a pretty good crew here and they have been paying attention like the money is their own.”

“We do have four union negotiations that are still open,” said Matson. “Those negotiations could have an impact on the budget.”

Jefferson County Director of Economic Development Brad Lashinsky said the removal of the old Days Inn property in Brookville is about 75% complete. He said there are two piles of scrap that need to be removed before the clearing of additional acreage can begin. He said that Legacy is on track for the erection of the new truck dealership neat year.

The next meeting of the commissioners will be at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 at Jefferson Place in Brookville.

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