WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Washington Township's $2.77 million preliminary 1997 budget adopted by supervisors Monday cuts spending $44,030 and keeps real estate taxes steady at six mills.
Employees are slated to receive about a 4 percent increase, said Township Manager Mike Christopher.
Police received a modest $10,000 increase to $560,000. Part-time hours were slashed from $30,680 to $11,430 because the township has a new full-time officer paid for in part by a federal grant, Christopher said.
Areas receiving the biggest cuts include highways, refuse and budgetary reserve.
Expenditures for 1996 were bloated by snow removal costs and the purchase of a new recycling building being built at the transfer station.
The budget also marginally cuts fire and ambulance services, health and welfare, and administration.
Gainers include insurance and benefits and parks.
One mill generates $1 of revenue for every $1,000 in assessed real estate value.