|Delphos gives lay-office notice to three service employees|
|Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:00 AM|
BY NANCY SPENCER
DELPHOS — City administration has announced three service department employees have been given their 14-day notice for layoffs.
Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier said two employees from the maintenance department and one custodian will be laid off.
Gallmeier and Safety Service Director Greg Berquist announced on Sept. 24 that operating hours for city departments would be reduced by three hours per week.
Along with that, city employees at the city building, in the maintenance department and at the water and wastewater treatment plants were furloughed three hours each per week.
On Monday, the office hours for the municipal building changed to 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Service (maintenance, wastewater and water) departments’ hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.
The furloughs will keep approximately $15,500 in the city coffers for this year’s budget. The reduction in hours affects 27 city employees. Fire and rescue and police employees are not included in the furloughs at this time.
The city is looking at more than $1 million in red ink in the next 16 months and the administration is looking at all departments for cost-savings measures.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 8:45 PM|