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Vicksburg Overtime Causing Deficits

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Vicksburg, Miss. -

Overtime to firefighter, police officer and paramedics has cost the city of Vicksburg $632,176 with three months remaining in the 2013 fiscal year.            

The fiscal year ends Sept. 30.            

Accounting Department Director Doug Whittington tells the Vicksburg Post that overtime for the three departments has exceeded that paid in fiscal year 2012.            

He says none of the departments have a specific line item for overtime built into their personnel budgets.            

Whittington says unless the three departments reduce spending, which includes overtime, all will have to find money to cover shortfalls.            

He says most of the anticipated deficits can be made up using money in the department budgets that was not obligated or spent during the fiscal year.            

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. says the city will address the deficits.

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