The Johnson County Commission has approved lifting the county’s hiring freeze to allow the county library to hire an employee to replace one retiring later this spring.
Library Director Steve Rzasa spoke to the commissioners about the request during their recent regular meeting, explaining what he was asking for and why.
The commissioners voiced concerns over the upcoming budget sessions, and how that may affect the library, with the possibility that it may be necessary to downsize staff.
Rzasa said the library is looking at implementing cuts that hopefully will not affect staff.
After further discussions, the commission voted to allow lifting the hiring freeze, with the understanding that the county budget may require downsizing staff at the library in July.