Commissioners discuss various budget cuts

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 14:03 PM.

Abbott said county employees are also paid for their lunch hour, and suggested the county cut out that practice.

“You want to hurt 160 employees to save two positions?” Gothard asked Abbott.

Goodman noted that Washington County has no union contract with its employees, so cutting hours or health benefits would not have to be negotiated.

“I’m not willing to do that to 160 employees,” Gothard said.

“I’m just throwing out ideas,” Abbott said.

“Here’s the thing — we’re not getting anywhere, just throwing out ideas,” Brock said. “We need to just vote, yes or no. We can sit up here and talk all day long.”



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