Saline County cuts 4 department positions

Job Cuts
Job Cuts

SALINE, Kan. (AP) — The Saline County Commission voted to eliminate the jobs of four department heads but the change might be temporary.

The commission voted Tuesday to cut the administrative jobs for road and bridge, planning and the health departments, as well as County Administrator Rita Deister.

Three of the department jobs were to end Wednesday. Health department Director Bronson Farmer resigned in October and will not be replaced.

Commissioner John Price said the reductions will save the county between $430,000 and $470,000 a year.

The commission will expand from three members to five in January. The Salina Journal reports all three of the incoming commissioners said Wednesday they were shocked by the commission’s decision and two indicated they would try to overturn it after they take office Jan. 12.



Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s