Manchester DPW chief says up to 20 layoffs possible with proposed budget
Department of Public Works Director Kevin A. Sheppard said his department could face a retirement severance obligation of $700,000 in 2014-15, as about 20 employees have indicated they may retire. He said that if he is not able to find savings or new revenue sources, he may have to lay off as many as 20 employees to cover the cost.
Sheppard said during his presentation that vacancies have put a strain on his department’s ability to provide services, including patching potholes.
Levasseur, though, said aldermen were being unrealistic if they thought any new employees would be hired, given projected budget shortfalls.
“What we need to start focusing on is generating revenue and maintaining a budget,” Levasseur said.
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