Fostoria Overtime Costs Continue To Climb

10/3/18 – 5:30 A.M.

Fostoria is still paying more in overtime costs for the police and fire departments than officials would like. The Review-Times reports City Council’s finance committee learned more about the issue Tuesday. Safety Service Director Deb Hellman updated the committee about hiring issues.

Hellman says two police candidates are moving forward. But they’ve only found one qualified firefighter candidate and still don’t have any qualified applicants for a police dispatching vacancy.

As of September 27, the city had paid out $267,000 to police and more than $192,000 to fire in overtime costs this year.

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