Elkhart City Council votes to cut eight positions
Elkhart City Council’s Republican block on Monday night pushed through more cuts that will eliminate eight positions in city government.
Republicans called the cuts a permanent step toward fiscal stewardship while mayor Dick Moore called it a step backward in the city’s progress.
Among the positions that were defunded were the mayor’s executive assistant, two supervisors, a code enforcement officer and as well as deep cuts in personnel for the National New York Central Railroad Museum and the Tolson Center.
Also cut were wages for a police officer and firefighter. Those two positions were currently unfilled.