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Crowdis: County belt must tighten

County Administrator Richard Crowdis County Administrator Richard Crowdis

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Dougherty County Commission is facing tough decisions in cutting the budget for the upcoming year, and services will be affected as furloughs are certain.

County Administrator Richard Crowdis says they must take severe, strong actions never taken before, and that employees will have to sacrifice.

They've already done the easy things, cutting cost of living adjustments, merit raises and travel, but the biggest part of expenditures are in salaries and benefits, so that's where the county must now cut.

Currently, Crowdis plans to recommend 12 unpaid holidays, or furloughs, for employees.

He says there should be no doubt that reducing the number of days will also mean services will decline.

Crowdis also says since the county employees will be losing 4.6% of their salaries, he will ask the members of the commission to take a voluntary 4.6% reduction in salary as well.

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