Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 | 10:10 p.m.
Henderson’s City Council continued its efforts to cut costs Tuesday night by eliminating two senior management positions, saving the city $379,000 per year.
The cuts came as part of the second phase of a staff reorganization that included consolidating city departments and getting rid of several unneeded positions in an attempt to shrink a $6.5 million deficit in the upcoming year’s budget.
The changes, which were approved unanimously by the council at their Tuesday night meeting, will save $253,000 over the next eight months and $379,000 every year after that, said Fred Horvath, director of human resources.
Last month, the council approved cutting six positions, saving about $750,000 annually.
Earlier this year, City Manager Jacob Snow said he hoped to save about $2 million annually through the reorganization process. The city has relied on reserve funds to cover budget gaps in the past several years.
Horvath said Tuesday that the reorganization process is mostly finished, but some tweaks to staffing will still be made on a department by department basis.