Forsyth County commissioners adopted a 2010 budget Monday that cuts out seven paid holidays for employees and reduces spending for the sheriff's department by about $3 million. The spending plan, adopted at a special called meeting, also reduces the county's contribution to the employee 401(k) savings plan and eliminates funding for some vacant positions. County employees will still be paid for three holidays, but will not be seeing any merit or cost-of-living raises in 2010. The budget was balanced using $1,029,600 from the general fund savings. It sets spending for 2010 at $79,001,650, a decrease of about $5 million from the 2009 adopted general fund budget of $84,126,555.
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