After five months of the fiscal year, Idyllwild Fire Department has spent about 47 percent of its projected budget. Total expenditures through November were about $800,000, of which nearly 70 percent ($563,000) was for salaries and benefits.
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Following a closed session, the Idyllwild Fire Commission announced that the career firefighters have accepted a seven-percent pay reduction. The cutback is effective immediately and will first be seen in the March payroll covering the whole month of February. Commission Vice President Dr. Charles “Chip” Schelly thanked the firefighters for helping the district and residents. […]
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, the Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission will meet to discuss and take actions to ensure sufficient cash to pay bills for the next several months. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Idyllwild Fire Station. Options that will be considered include cashing out its $125,000 certificate of deposit and […]
Local school districts, such as Hemet Unified School District (HUSD), awoke Wednesday morning to learn the budget legislation signed Thursday essentially eliminates their ability to control expenses for the next year.
Hours before the 2010-11 fiscal year ended, the Idyllwild Water district (IWD) adopted its 2011-12 budgets. The financial committee, composed of directors Jim Billman and John Cook and Auditor and Controller Jim Ludy, presented a balanced budget consistent with the board’s decision to maintain water and sewer rates at the current levels for another year. […]