Jefferson County employees, department heads and the public got their first chance to weigh in on plans to fix an approximate $900,000 budget shortfall Wednesday.
Many wondered how the budget shortfall had come about.
Others complained that cuts will adversely affect county services.
Jefferson County commissioners reviewed approximately $880,000 in proposed cuts submitted by county department heads Wednesday to balance the $12.1 million general fund budget.
“We pretty much achieved all the cuts that were requested,” Deputy County Administrator Gary Rowe said.
But the amount was about $30,000 short of $908,000 in cuts requested.
Commissioners will likely make up the difference by drawing $30,000 from reserves.
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