Botetourt supervisors list possible cuts to services

Potential reductions in Botetourt County operations (excluding schools) being considered by the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors Budget Committee are:

PUBLIC SAFETY

• law enforcement

• jail operations

• emergency communications services

• support for volunteer fire & rescue agencies

• cut Fire and Emergency Services training

• eliminate unsafe structure demolitions

• eliminate household hazardous waste collection

LIBRARY

•  reduce library branch hours

• eliminate purchase of new books, eBooks and DVDs

• eliminate bookmobile service

• eliminate summer children’s programs

RECREATION

•  impose youth sports participation fee

• eliminate non-revenue generating programs and community events

• eliminate Recreation Incentive Fund

• eliminate national tournaments at the Sports Complex

• eliminate funding to improve handicap access to facilities

MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT

• cut economic development marketing

• defer recommended support services for small businesses

• eliminate support and marketing of existing tourism initiatives

• cut sports marketing

COMMUNITY SERVICES

• cut senior van transport

• cut funding for most community, cultural and human service organizations

• eliminate mulch give-away

OTHER CORE SERVICES

• cut support for voter registration and elections

• cut support for Constitutional offices

• reduce land use and zoning violation enforcement

• cut commercial and residential construction support services

OPERATIONS

• postpone real estate tax assessment one year

• defer computer and vehicle replacements

• defer facility maintenance

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