Excerpt: Add to the state's vehicle registration fee. Raise the hotel room tax. Create a fee on gaming machines in taverns. Sell some smaller, lesser-used community parks. Cut hours at the municipal pool. Reduce the hours that City Hall is open. Change police officer workdays to 12-hour shifts.
All of these ideas and more have been discussed at Chippewa Falls Finance Committee meetings over the past month as the City Council tries to figure out how to eliminate a projected 2010 deficit of $731,280.