County road dollars drained

By Carolina King

The man in charge of keeping up Ouray County's roads says he's spent nearly all of his maintenance budget with seven months left in the year.

"This year alone, I'm already at 90 percent of my budget for maintenance cost and I'm in May. I have an aging fleet that is dying, and can't keep up currently," the usually quiet Road and Bridge Supervisor Steven Calkins told the Board of County Commissioners at a May 8 work session.

The work session was scheduled for commissioners and staff to further discuss a ballot initiative asking voters to approve additional taxes to fund county road maintenance and improvements.

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