AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - Municipal employees in the northwestern New Mexico town of Aztecwill work Monday through Thursday, an effort to curb operationalcosts instead of cutting personnel.
City Manager Josh Ray says city officials have decided to moveforward with a shortened work week and increased water and sewagecosts.
The decisions were based on a $22.5 million preliminary budgetfor next year, a $12.2 million decrease in funds from fiscal2010.
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 moreavailable to citizens who can't see them during a 9-to-5 workday.
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