County's budget deficit shrinks
By SCOTT BUTKI
An updated analysis places the Washington County government budget shortfall at $87,000 less than was earlier estimated, Budget and Finance Director Debra Bastian told the Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.
The revenues, as presented Tuesday, are $616,675 less than the amount budgeted.
At a Nov. 6 meeting, Bastian estimated the shortfall was $703,675.
The change is a result of adjusted estimates on revenues and expenses.
The county will continue to watch the budget carefully for any unexpected reductions in revenue or increases in expenses, she said.
At the commissioners Nov. 6 meeting, at Bastian's suggestion, all internal county departments were ordered to take a 3 percent cut to address a $703,675 budget shortfall. The cuts, which will still be made, are not to include salaries or employee benefits.