Porterdale employees face hour, salary cuts
City lets 2 employees go, third could follow
In an attempt to offset a shortfall of roughly $200,000, the Porterdale City Council voted to make some drastic reductions in several areas, including two layoffs and a cut in both hours and salaries of their workers.
“We’re following the same lines of many other cities across the state,” said Porterdale City Manager Tom Fox. “All of these changes are temporary – just until the city is in a better financial situation.”
The changes Fox referred to involve the layoff of two city employees - one in public works and the code enforcement position - with the potential for a third position in the near future. But it doesn’t end there. City employees will go from paying 13 percent of their health insurance benefits to paying 40 percent. City employees will