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.
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