CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners plan to cut 8 percent from their 2009 operating budget Thursday, and they acknowledged Tuesday there will be direct effects felt by some of the 950 county employees.
"Personnel will certainly be impacted," Commissioner David Keller said.
He would not answer questions about layoffs or furloughs, saying that information will be released Thursday. The budget adjustments are scheduled to occur at 10:30 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room near the courthouse.
The commissioners have been wrapping up meetings with elected officials and other department managers, all of whom were asked in February to identify 8 percent worth of cuts from their budgets. That request, the commissioners said, was made because of the slumping economy and reduced state funding.
On Tuesday afternoon, the board met with Court Administrator Neil Burkholder and Judge Douglas Herman.
The county courts system created savings as big as ending a car lease and as minor as printing on used paper.