Budgeting on-call time
New police chief faces difficult budget year
June 18, 2020
Police Chief Bill Bryant is facing his first departmental budget draft in a time of severe cuts, but with assistance from Clerk/Treasurer Cheryl Schneider, he was better prepared when he sat with the council at a workshop Monday afternoon to discuss possible alternatives to the current on-call funding.
Among other municipal budget cuts this year, the governing body has already decreased the on-call hourly wage from $5 to $3, saving the town $9048, but they are seeking to increase that savings.
“That’s a lot of extra money,” Councilman Dale Petersen said of the still higher on call bu...