Gas prices are also affecting county budgets, especially since they have large trucks, for road maintenance and snow removal.
Up in Barron County they are doing some experimenting with a different fuel to save money.
For several months the county has been using bio-diesel fuel for several of their vehicles.
The County Administrator says they still need to figure out the long term effects, but he says so far the soybean based fuel has shown good results.
The administrator says if all goes well they hope to eventually use bio-diesel for all county vehicles.
He says they get their bio-diesel from a supplier out of Pepin