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Revenues rise; library staff jobs restored

City Manager Ray Towry said last week that, due to increases in tax revenues received by the city, he has revoked the furlough notice he sent to three part-time staff at the Sweet Home Library in mid-November.

The notices were originally drafted in response to low revenues from property taxes, he said, but the financial picture is looking significantly better, making the furloughs unnecessary at this time.

November is typically the month that brings in the most tax revenue for the city in the entire year. Towry said the numbers for the month started very low, which caused him to ‚Äúpanic.‚Ä...