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Lauderdale Lakes Approves Cutting Staffers’ Pay

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LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBS4) – Lauderdale Lakes city employees will soon be seeing a little less in their paychecks.

Faced with a $5 million deficit, city commissioners approved Tuesday night a number of cost cutting measures which included terminating two police sergeants along with a code enforcement officer in the Broward Sheriff’s Office service, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

They also approved a 10 percent salary cut for employees who more than $70 thousand a year and cuts between three and seven percent for everyone else.

Just last week it came to light that the city was more than three months behind on payments to the Broward Sheriff’s Office for police and fire services. The sheriff’s department wants its money and has contacted the Governor’s Office. According to state law, once a city falls more than three months behind on its payments for services, the state can intervene.

During Tuesday night’s commission meeting, it was also agreed that city would pay BSO $500 thousand a month until they can get their finances in order.

Source: The Sun-Sentinel

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