Tuesday night the Paonia Board of Trustees approved the town’s budget for 2015.
Town officials say Paonia is in a ‘fiscal crisis’ and tough choices were made to address its budget deficit.
The town will cut three staff members by the end of this year.
Pink slips have been handed to the town clerk, a police officer and a sanitation worker.
Recently hired town manger Jane Berry says the layoffs were necessary to help close Paonia’s $410,000 budget deficit.