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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Councilor Reports On His Plan To Save PPL Jobs


PLATTSBURGH CITY – Wednesday, 12/21/11

A plan to save four jobs at the Plattsburgh Public Library is under consideration, its success contingent on various factors.

During the new business portion of this evening’s Common Council meeting councilor Tim Carpenter reported on what was happening so far with his alternative budget plan for the Plattsburgh Public Library. He said his proposal was favored by the library Board of Trustees at a special meeting it held the previous evening.

Due to a budget shortfall the Board of Trustees had recommended the elimination of four jobs. That action may occur if things don’t fall into place by December 28th.

Carpenter, who is also the council’s library liaison, said the union representing library employees, AFSCME, had to agree to the cuts in his alternative budget plan.

After the meeting AFSCME Vice President Karen Ricketson said the union planned to have PPL employees vote on Carpenter’s plan before the Common Council convenes again next week.

Also contingent on Carpenter’s plan being put into place is the city kicking in an additional $60,000 to the library’s budget.

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