Akeley cuts police, clerk's hours
After more than an hour discussing Akeley budget cuts, with the community adding input, the council approved reducing police chief Eric Klein's hours from 40 to 20, eliminating all part-time police officer positions and cutting assistant clerk Wendy Klein's hours from 32 to 20.
The proposal was somewhat conciliatory; completely eliminating the police department had been among the options proposed earlier. The decision reduces the already pared levy by approximately $40,000.
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