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Durham eyes four-day work week

Posted July 25, 2008 12:52 p.m. EDT

— City officials are looking at possibly switching to a four-day work week in an effort to cut spending on gasoline and diesel fuel.

The City Council asked staff members Thursday to conduct a feasibility study on making the move, but no time frame has been set for completing the study or any council consideration of the move.

City vehicles use almost 63,000 gallons of gas and more than 39,600 gallons of diesel each month, and prices paid to fuel fleet vehicles have increased between 11 and 21 percent since last year, officials said.

Durham spent almost $2 million on gas and almost $1.4 million on diesel during the year ended June 30, according to city figures.