The Board of Commissioners approved the second reading to dissolve the Emergency Services Department, officially eliminating the ESD director's position. In an unusual move, the board also went back and forth with votes today on budget amendments to essentially reinstate and cut again several positions that were approved yesterday as part of a list of budget cuts.
In Monday's called meeting, the BOC approved about $1 million of cuts in salaries from nine departments: the Board of Commissioners ($5,850), finance department ($14,000), human resources department ($58,521), tax assessor's office ($36,118), public affairs department ($84,860), General Services and Engineering department ($191,718), fire division ($451,827), recreation and maintenance ($211,847), and parks ($24,653).
Three positions out of that list of cuts - one in public affairs, one in GS&E and one in recreation and maintenance, totaling about $103,000 in salary - were the topic of votes at today's called meeting.
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