Updated: Monday, 31 May 2010, 9:18 AM MDT
Published : Monday, 31 May 2010, 9:18 AM MDT
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - Municipal employees in the northwestern New Mexico town of Aztec will work Monday through Thursday, an effort to curb operational costs instead of cutting personnel.
City Manager Josh Ray says city officials have decided to move forward with a shortened work week and increased water and sewage costs.
The decisions were based on a $22.5 million preliminary budget for next year, a $12.2 million decrease in funds from fiscal 2010.
Ray says city offices will be open four days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. He says if anything, municipal employees will be more available to citizens who can't see them during a 9-to-5 work day.
Information from: The Daily Times