Centerville faces budget shortfall

The mayor and city council in Centerville, Iowa are making big cuts in order to deal with their budget shortfall.

According to Mayor Marsha Mitchell, the council is looking at a $176,000 budget shortfall.

To make matters worse, this isn't the first time they've experienced this problem. In fact, over the past several years the city has had to make cuts.

Last year the budget shortfall totaled $200,000.

"This year it's a little less, but when you've already cut so many things, it's hard to find other ways to balance the budget without actually affecting other people or services and that's what we TMre hoping not to have to touch," Mitchell said.

The city is considering taking actions such as freezing wages and going to a four day work week to save money.

Nothing is set in stone; the council still has to make the final decisions on exactly what cuts will be made.