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County is financially healthy, but has big needs

Cottonwood County Board Chair Larry Anderson is guardedly optimistic about the state of the county in 2023. While the county is financially healthy with no outstanding debt, Anderson points out that the county has significant needs, which will be difficult for a fiscally-conservative board to address. “We have no debt, which is good,” Anderson said. “We have $5 million or more that we have been budgeting for infrastructure projects and we have strong cash flow. “But we have a lot of infrastructure needs that we need to address.” At the same time, Anderson said the county has made an effort to ensure more competitive wages for its employees.

For more on this story see the February 2, 2023 issue of the Observer/Advocate and the Observer/Advocate e-Edition.