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Cost increases forcing hard decisions

Moorcroft's council and department heads met for their first two discussions of the coming budget for the 2022/2023 fiscal year in the days before Monday night's meeting.

Office and employee items increasing in cost this year include Caselle and Code Red rates as well as health insurance; clerk/treasurer Cheryl Schneider anticipates a possible raise in property insurance as well. "I would not be surprised if we see that increase."

Chemicals will also be going up roughly 35% in the coming year, according to public works director Cory Allison. "I went ahead and bought next year's now at the rate...