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County budget could include 63 job cuts

by TSchmitt
Wed, Nov 16th 2011 09:32 am

County lawmakers got a chance to talk about the proposed 2012 budget on Tuesday night, and didn't exactly like what they saw.

63 total positions could be eliminated and freeze wages will likely be implemented.

The good news is only nine of the 63 positions are currently filled, and eight of those would come from the county's Public Works Department. Also, county manager Jeffrey Glatz said the budget calls for an increase of $6.4 million, however officials are banking on an increase in sales tax revenue of about $2 million.

Cuts include positions in the Youth Bureau, Health Department, the sheriff's office and social services. The legislature will hold budget review sessions on November 28th and 29th and will vote on the budget on December 20th ...

 

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