This all comes as an attempt to keep the city above water.
At the end of last year 6 firefighters and 5 clerical employees were also cut.
All together the city will save $400-thousand from the 20 layoffs which is just a small chip in the mountain of debt they continue to face.
Mayor Steve Updike says although it's never easy letting employees go, with no revenue for the city to rely on, cuts had to be made.
“The $400,000 is another band-aid for the gapping wound. The City Clerk advised us and the City Council that we were losing $500-to-$750-thousand a month and we are not having revenue come in” says Updike.
Updike also says that they will continue to cut here and there until they can get this problem worked out. He says that he cannot promise that this will be the last of the cuts of city employees.
Garbage will now only be picked up twice a month, during the first full week of the month and during the third week of the month.
Also the city's landfill will now be closed on Saturdays. It will continue to be open Monday-through-Friday.