REGISTER VIEWPOINT: One day's numbers

Submitted for your approval, from Wednesday's Register: -- The city of Clyde gets set to trim $350,000 from its
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

Submitted for your approval, from Wednesday's Register:

-- The city of Clyde gets set to trim $350,000 from its budget.

-- In Huron County, officials are buckling down to another $800,000 worth of budget cuts.

-- In the city of Huron, a hard look at the public safety departments led that city's council to decide to redesignate the police and fire divisions, opening the door to future streamlining.

-- In the city of Norwalk, people are getting together to figure out how to pare expenses -- and compare plans, because what worked for one might work for another.

-- And in Sandusky? Another $215,000 worth of expenses from change orders to city projects, from the Hayes Avenue underpass restoration to the Follett Avenue water tower to the wastewater treatment plant expansion project -- and change orders totaliing $145,000 more are on the way. Many of these change orders -- expensive and unaccountable ways of fixing defects in a project -- represent things that could have been anticipated, commission critics said at last week's meeting.

And that's just one day's paper.

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