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November 12, 2013

Coming Wednesday: Commissioners eye cuts to GT parks department

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County's Parks and Recreation Department could be next on the chopping block as officials grapple with a budget deficit just shy of $1.5 million.

County commission members have strongly opposed a proposal put forward by county administrators last month to save $600,000 in 2014 through the elimination of several Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department positions, including five road patrol deputies. Commissioner Dan Lathrop offered a different target for deep budget cuts during a budget meeting last week: the parks department.

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