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Worth budget gap costs five jobs

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Commissioner Billy McDonald Commissioner Billy McDonald
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Five Worth County employees lost their jobs to budget cuts.

With a $900,000 budget shortfall, Worth County commissioners fired the Building and Zoning Manager, the public safety mechanic, a code enforcement officer, and two public works employees.

Commissioner Billy McDonald says he recently found out some county employees were getting raises, which he doesn't believe is right.

He also says there have been some cases where he has been one of the only commissioners at the meetings.

He's hopeful the budget can be amended and some of the jobs lost can be reinstated.

"You know how is people going to think about Worth County is some of the folks are getting raises, and you are taking others' jobs. Let's wake up here. Things are not totally-- there are some things not happening the way they should happen, in my opinion."

County commissioners will meet again Thursday at 7:00PM.

 

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