Commissioners voted to save $257,000 by reducing the thickness on the multi-use path from 1.5 inches to 1 inch, and the proposed Sebring Parkway Phase III roadpath from 3 inches to 2.5 inches. County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete quoted a Tindale Oliver Associates report that said the average daily traffic volume would not require thicker asphalt. Roney Guiterrez, easement program manager, said National Resource Conservation Service would build a $3 million water control structure on Fisheating Creek if Highlands County commissioner would take over its operation. Office of Management and Budget Senior Manager Tim Mechling asked for permission to reduce a 2.5- month reserve budget to two months. Commissioners agreed. Human Resources Manager Melissa Bruns ask for permission to modify the job description for the insurance coordinator, who retired, to create a human resource coordinator. The motion failed on a 2-3 vote. Commissioners should be prepared to decide a complex recycling issue at the May 20 meeting, Harris said. Commissioners could not grant a variance to allow Rick Haberman at China Doll Farms to raise a drove of pot bellied pigs. A county ordinance says he can raise any number of cows, horses or other animals, but only three chickens, pigs, goats or sheep. Haberman and his wife own 10 acres near Avon Park. Former Paramedic Troy Granata again wanted to talk about an investigation into why Highlands County fired him, but Harris said he was done with the issue.