(EAST HARTFORD,Conn./CBS Connecticut) – East Hartford Mayor  Marcia Leclerc  has imposed  an immediate budget freeze on all town departments,citing lower than expected revenues , higher winter storm related costs and additional storms expected.

Mayor Leclerc   has asked all town departments  to take the necessary steps to freeze all  non-emergency spending  for the remainder of the fiscal year while keeping  the existing  level of service in place.

The Mayor says  all purchase must receive her prior approval and she is asking all departments to be judicious  with overtime , approving it only  when contractually   or   absolutely necessary and that all vacant positions  will only be filled with her approval until June 2014.


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