Routt County mulls layoffs to cover shortfall |

Routt County mulls layoffs to cover shortfall

The Associated Pressnewsroom@vaildaily.comSteamboat Springs, CO, Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS As many as 30 Routt County employees could lose their jobs to cover a projected budget shortfall of nearly $5 million.County officials met Friday to discuss ways to close the funding gap. Options mentioned were cutting the overtime budget, a 10 percent wage cut, employee furloughs and layoffs.County Manager Tom Sullivan told county officials earlier this month that the projected shortfall had grown to $4.9 million from $2.7 million. He said layoffs were a possibility by late spring.County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush says she wants to see what the March tax revenue is before any employees are laid off.___Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today,

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