Chaves Co. commissioners approve budget

Chaves County commissioners have approved the operational budget for this year.

This fund of over $24 million fuels all operating expends and personnel salaries for the county’s full-time workforce.

The Roswell Daily Record reports no new positions in the budget.

Detention facility expenses consume 30 percent of overall operational spending.

After adding other things like grants and capital outlay funds, the county’s total spending may approach $39 million.