WASHINGTON COUNTY - Six Sheriff's Department patrol deputies are among 34 new positions requested by the county in a $1.2 million proposal heard Tuesday by the Washington County Commissioners.
County department heads originally requested 46 new positions at a cost of $2 million for the coming fiscal year, but County Administrator Gregory B. Murray and Acting Human Resources Director Dee Hawbaker cut the list to 34.
The commissioners are in the process of reviewing the proposed budget for fiscal year 2008 and made no decision on the requests. Fiscal year 2008 begins July 1.
The 34 proposed positions include the patrol deputies, one domestic violence deputy, two court security deputies, nine advanced life support technicians, an assistant chief of emergency medical services and a deputy chief engineer.