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City seeking ways to offset revenue shortfall

August 28, 1998

Hagerstown's mayor and City Council will review ways to offset a decline in anticipated revenues during a budget meeting on Tuesday, the city administrator said.

The city will get $151,000 less than expected from real estate tax billings last month, said City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman.

The city is only two months into the budget year, however, and has time to consider ways to prevent a shortfall, Zimmerman said.

City officials also will discuss how to reduce anticipated shortfalls during the next several budget years, he said.

Part of Tuesday's budget meeting will be held behind closed doors as the council discusses negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1540, he said. The city and union are renegotiating wages for about 160 clerical, custodial, labor, technical and crafts people.

The city will begin negotiations in about six months for wages and benefits for that union and for the International Association of Firefighters Local 1605, Zimmerman said.

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The 4 p.m. meeting will be held in Council chambers on the second floor of City Hall.

- Julie E. Greene

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