|County Council avoids layoffs to address Budget shortfall|
|Written by George Browning|
|Wednesday, 06 February 2013 09:48|
It took the better part of two full-day meetings, but the Washington County Council came up with a plan to cut $329,000 out of the 2013 budget.
In the end, the council went through the budget line item, by line item and took money from a number of departments.
The remainder of the shortfall came from eliminating county employee's longevity pay.
All county employees receive a bonus for the number of years they have served.
The minimum for one year of service is $60 but the maximum is $1,200.
For this year only, county employees will not receive that money.
See rest of the story in the Feb. 13 issue of The Washington County Edition.