Barrow County officials now project that the county will be in the red around $500,000 this year after having been in the red $408,000 last year.
Now the focus is turning to FY2012 in which the county faces increasing debt payments that could keep the county in red ink again.
After reviewing last year’s financial data and this year’s projections, CFO Rose Kisaalita said the county now has to focus on FY2012, which begins Oct. 1.
In response to questions posed by the BOC at a March 28 budget meeting, Kisaalita said going to a four-day weekly work schedule with employees working only 32 hours a week would save about $1.4 million. However, not all offices may be closed on weekdays, and not all departments could go to four-day work weeks, she said.