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Recorder's office to remain open on Fridays

Hamilton County Recorder Wayne Coates reversed his decision to close his office on Fridays due to budget cuts after more money was made available to his office Thursday.

Coates' office put out a statement late Thursday afternoon saying that Coates and Hamilton County commission president Greg Hartmann "reviewed updated recorder revenue projections for 2013 and concluded that more resources should be made available" to allow the office to stay open on Fridays.

Coates said in the statement that his earlier decision to reduce his 21-member staff by three will stand, though.

The commissioners had earlier cut 25 percent out of Coates' 2013 budget. Angry employees and people who use the recorder's office regularly packed county commission chambers Wednesday to demand that the funding be restored.