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County supervisors: Sheriff needs to control those overtime costs

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Following a heated discussion, the Pierce County Finance and Personnel Committee voted Monday night to recommend that an $81,000 Sheriff's Department overrun be covered by the county's general fund.

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About $35,000 of the costs above the 2005 budget were attributed to higher gasoline costs, and there was little objection to that. The major bone of contention Monday was over $60,000 in overtime salary costs.

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