Biloxi employees will take furloughs

Published 2:29 pm Thursday, September 23, 2010

The final touches are being put on the Biloxi 2010-11 budget.

The new budget will require city employees to take six furlough days during the next budget year, one day every other month, along with contributing $100 a month toward their family health and dental insurance.

A special city council meeting is scheduled for Thursday to vote on the budget.

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The council also voted Tuesday to reduce the non-departmental budget by 20 percent rather than the 10 percent cut they had agreed upon.

Council President Clark Griffith said the city has a $9 million beginning balance in the budget, yet at the current levels of revenue and spending, would have only about $100,000 left at the end of the budget year.