Some essential services in the City of Wayne could soon be axed. City Council will decide Tuesday night whether or not to shut down the Police and Fire Department — because the budget can’t support them.
Concerned citizen Chris Sanders, a member of a group for Wayne’s Progress, says he’s appalled by the city’s actions when officials continue to fund the park’s and recreation department.
Sanders says a city’s job is to provide essential services like police, fire and public works, not entertainment.
He believes police and fire could be spared by significantly reducing staff and getting more creative with the budget.
Meantime, The Wayne’s city manager tells WWJ he’s hoping to resolve a $1.5-million tax dispute with Ford Motor Company. He’s hopeful if they can do that the budget changes won’t be needed.