The hard work done by department heads to control their budgets resulted in enough money ($131,000) to transfer and cover the Snow and Ice deficit. That is great news!
It will be very interesting to see how much money remains in the FY 17 budget. That money should eventually clear out to Free Cash, if approved by the DOR.
So one question might be, was the merger of departments really fiscally necessary? Or was it a tactic to terminate a few long time employees? What happened to that report from the "outside" evaluator regarding the merger of the Highway and Cemetery departments?
Time will tell.
What departments do you think they will go after next?
My opinions, as always