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Council Votes To Lay Off Eleven Instead Of Twenty

Tuesday, May 07, 2013                                          10:20 PM 

Findlay City Council voted to layoff eleven firefighters instead of 20 and keep Fire Station #4 on County Road 236 open, at least temporarily..

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Mayor Lydia Mihalik said a close eye will be kept on the revenue stream, which she feels is improving and negotiations with the city's three unions will play a big factor on whether the city will be able to sustain current staffing levels. Findlay firefighter and Local 381 representative Matt Cooper reacted to council's action..

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Council deliberated in executive session nearly an hour on the issue. Firefighters, their families and supporters packed council chambers Tuesday night.

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