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Vicksburg reduces payroll for 2014 budget

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Projected personnel expenses in the city of Vicksburg will be reduced by about 3 percent for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

A public hearing on the budget is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the City Hall Annex.

Employee pay and benefits make up about 69 percent of the proposed $29.7 million fiscal 2014 budget with 15 city departments showing increases in their respective personnel categories.

Aldermen Willis Thompson and Michael Mayfield are reviewing personnel costs. They say they will have some recommendations before the budget is approved.

Both aldermen said layoffs are not expected.

The city has implemented a hiring and wage freeze until Oct. 1, 2014, in response to a possible deficit of $1.1 million for 2013.

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