After going over budget cuts for three weeks, Allen County Commissioners were able to come to an agreement on the 2020 budget. Commissioners agreed that they could not keep targeting roads and bridges, which has taken the brunt of cuts in recent weeks.
Instead, commissioners decided to lower wage increases going into 2020.
County employees will have the opportunity to earn up to a 4% increase in the upcoming year a guaranteed 3% (Cost of Living Adjustment) raise with the chance of a 1% merit increase. But the days of being able to earn a 5% raise are over, at least for the time being.