June 06, 2011 4:39 PM
APPLE VALLEY • Computer problems, a staffing change and tight finances have stalled budget talks for Apple Valley, with the Town Council expected to get its first look at the plan just three weeks before it should take effect.
Mayor Pro Tem Barb Stanton said she was “flabbergasted” that Apple Valley hadn’t held a budget workshop yet, saying it “borders on outrageousness” and that she was “very, very disappointed.”
Town Manager Frank Robinson apologized for the delay during Thursday’s special meeting, saying they’d experienced a major computer system failure that forced them to push back last week’s anticipated release of the draft 2011-12 budget.
“It is our intent to send out a draft copy as soon as it is available later this week,” Marc Puckett, the town’s new finance director, said via email Monday.
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