Over the past several years, our revenue has remained fairly stagnant while material and labor costs have soared. The problem isn’t just here in Belmont County; cities, counties, and villages all over the country are facing the same issue. See the chart below for a brief explanation of what rising prices have done here in Belmont County.
This chart shows changes in number of employees, rising cost and funding from 2000 through 2015.[/caption]