The Duchesne County Commission approved the 2017 budget during their last Commission meeting. According to Duchesne County Clerk/Auditor JoAnn Evans, the budget is lower than last year by about $1.4 million dollars. “Line items that weren’t being utilized to their full potential were cut,” explains Evans. “There was a lot of discussion on how to handle things and they’ve done their best to save taxpayers money.” It’s been 4 years since County employees received a raise and the County is not expecting or planning for any capital projects. The total budget is under $26.5 million dollars and the Duchesne County Commission gave their final approval on December 19th.