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Hamilton Firefighters face cuts to balance budget

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The City of Hamilton is facing a $2.3 million deficit for 2013.

The Hamilton City Council met Wednesday evening to discuss a solution.

Hamilton's City Manager recommended cutting 18 firefighter positions, in addition to closing a fire house on Shuler Avenue.

Other budget-cutting proposals were cutting staff for the parking division, cutting executive secretary positions or cutting employee healthcare costs.

Public hearings on the proposed fire department cuts are at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Crawford Woods Elementary School; 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Miami University Hamilton; and at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Hamilton Municipal Building.

Council is scheduled to vote on the 2013 budget on December 26th.

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