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8:52 p.m. Council keeps fire station open

March 26, 2013

STEUBENVILLE City Council approved its 2013 operating budget Tuesday night that includes keeping the Pleasant Heights fire station open but laying off five firefighters....

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Kaydee

Mar-27-13 10:17 AM

I wonder who came up with that brilliant plan? According to the fire contract there will be overtime now. I guess to pay overtime is smarter than paying straight time? How does that balance the budget? Council should have taken a closer look as to what they were agreeing too. I guess layoffs are easier than balancing the budget...so the city manager takes the easy way out...again.

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Kaydee

Mar-27-13 10:21 AM

I guess if you announce "council keeps fire station open" that they are doing a good thing...but in reality they are going to lay off firefighters. They still have to do more with less...

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