Because the Milwaukee County Board overrode most of County Executive Chris Abele's vetoes of the 2012 budget, the North Shore Fire Department will receive $180,000 of supplemental money for its paramedic program. Abele's budget eliminated a $3 million supplemental payment made to fire departments in the county. Under Abele's budget the North Shore Fire Department would have received no funds for its paramedic program.
The County Board restored half of the funding and decided to follow the distribution formula developed by the Intergovernmental Cooperation Council after earlier considering a formula change.
Although not the $362,000 the department had expected when developing its 2012 budget, Fire Chief Robert Whitaker said today that staff and the union are working on ways to make up the remaining deficit.
Whitaker said he does not anticipate any job losses or layoffs.
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