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Sioux Gateway takes further city budget cuts

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Sioux City council looked into the budget further Saturday and identified several areas that still need to make cuts.

Places like Sioux Gateway Airport, which already made reductions of more than $50,000 last year, were asked to make an additional $63,000 in cuts.

Some of those cuts will come from the retirement of an administrative assistant and a lowering of pay of the airport director.

Council mentioned the restaurant inside the airport has been losing money, so it's another potential target, but airport officials are hoping to keep that in tact.

Airport officials say they're doing all they can to keep up with the cuts.

"We've tried to drag down the costs as much as we could. At the same time, the revenues have come up to where we're actually almost predicting that we could break even at some point if we add some additional commercial flights," said Curt Miller, airport director for Sioux Gateway.

Other places looking to make cuts are the Sioux City Transit System, which is considering fuel contracts among other ways to save money.

The events department will also make 5 percent cuts across the board, but that shouldn't effect any events from coming to town.

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