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Overtime a concern for council

Police department goes over budget due to several months of being shorthanded

As the budgeting process for the coming fiscal year began last week, a question of overtime expenditure for the Moorcroft Police Department of approximately $35,000 arose for this year. While the cost is higher than anticipated, no one had more favorable options because the crew ran shorthanded many months during the early part of the year, as well as currently.

Schneider suggested the department’s budget may have enough money within certain lines to allow some recompense, but the entire amount will not be covered in this manner. Mayor Dick Claar reminded the council of the $168,000 the town w...

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