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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
officials are working on saving the jobs of nine firefighters.
a 1 percent income tax was denied by voters last year, Findlay city council
approved laying off 20 firefighters and closing Station 4.
four months into 2013, the city is in better financial condition than
previously projected, so Mayor Lydia Mihalik sent a proposal to city council
asking to reduce the number of firefighters being laid off, from 20 to 11.
had a good, healthy carry forward from managing our 2012 budget," explained
Safety Service Director Paul Schmelzer. "We closed some old engineering
projects and put that money back into Capital Improvements."
extra funds will allow the city to retain nine firefighter positions. The
readjusted staffing levels would mean 14 firefighters per shift, and would
allow the city to keep Station 4 open.
the solution is temporary, and will only last until next year.
will give us the next nine months to evaluate, really, where we are with
regards of going back to the 1 percent income tax," Schmelzer said.
living near Station 4 were happy with the news.
am thrilled with that decision, since they did have a fire here one day, and it
only took about 10 seconds for them to get here," said Diane Stultz.
council will have the first chance to vote on the change May 7.