Albany Fire department factors in budget cuts
Tue, 08 May 2012 18:28:26 GMT —
City commissioners heard budget proposals from select departments Tuesday.
Of those, the Albany Fire Department says they have cut their budget substantially.
Fire Chief James Carswell says factoring in the 2% cost of living adjustment last year and reduction of personnel as well as reduction of $102,000 in overtime, they are operating by $123,000 under budget.
We were reduced in certain amount of salary accounts because of anticipation of vacant positions so we started with a lesser amount than we actually could have been budgeted for, says Carswell.
The fire department's overall budget for the city and county is $12.5 million.