(1) County government should maintain a prudent level of financial resources to try to protect against reducing service levels or raising taxes and fees because of temporary revenue shortfalls, unpredicted one-time expenditures or emergency situations; and
(2) The creation, maintenance and use of a financial stabilization fund will provide counties with assistance to meet these challenges, as well as enable them to improve their financial management and practices.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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