County cuts capital budget
Washington County's draft capital budget for next year has been pared down to $13.4 million.
An earlier version of the capital budget came in at $15.8 million, but the County Commissioners directed the staff to make recommendations for cuts.
The largest cuts came in the Roads Department. A $1.29 million project to extend Halfway Boulevard toward Md. 63 was delayed a year and the repaving program was cut from $1.2 million to $750,000.
The commissioners added $50,000 to the budget to pay for softball fields and restrooms at Kemps Mill. The county-owned Kemps Mill ground is a buffer for the Washington County Rubble Landfill north of Williamsport.