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City has 'healthy cash balance' yet lays off firefighters

The Ohio city is laying off 21 firefighters and closing 1 station despite having an extra $1M for capital improvements

By Joy Brown
The Courier

FINDLAY, Ohio — Findlay's capital improvements fund will be getting $1 million extra next year, thanks to the city's healthy cash balance.

City Council members at Thursday's annual budget hearings agreed to an administration suggestion to transfer that sum from what is projected to be a $6.1 million cash balance when this year ends.

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Charles Cunningham Charles Cunningham Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:28:57 AM Once again public officials who don't have a clue to the public saftey sectors job are reducing their ability to do the job safely. I didn't see in this article that they were cutting public works, sanitation or even secetary staffing at city hall. As a result taxpayer properties are lost reducing tax revenue. Crime rate goes up and people move out. It amazes me how the powers that be don't understand that concept.
Robert Norgrove Robert Norgrove Monday, December 17, 2012 6:29:44 AM This sort of thing need to be stopped, its happening in the UK with job cuts and closures of fire stations, loss of fire engines and cover, yet the people at the top who are areal drain on the finances keep there jobs, lets hope they never need the fire department to save there family's

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