BRADENTON, Fla. — Jefferson County, Ala., commissioners yesterday approved extending forbearance agreements with creditors on the county’s general obligation debt and agreed that next week they would consider measures recommended by special masters reviewing the county’s financially ailing sewer system.

On a 4-to-0 vote, with one member abstaining, commissioners extended forbearance agreements with JPMorgan Chase and Bayerische Landesbank Gironzentrale, which now hold the bulk of $120 million of variable-rate GO warrants, debt not related to the sewer system. It was unknown yesterday whether the extension of the forbearance agreement would cost the county any money.

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