WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The midyear fiscal report presented Wednesday to the Washington Township Supervisors reflected cost-saving measures implemented in March when the financial picture was more bleak.
The municipality has reduced spending by $66,000 compared to the first six months of 2008, Township Manager Mike Christopher said.
Revenue in the general fund now exceeds expenditures by $295,000. However, overruns and failed grant money for the Washington Township Boulevard bridge have depleted capital reserve savings.
"The bridge is making a major dent in everything," said Carroll Sturm, chairman of the supervisors.
Checks haven't arrived for promised bridge grants, Christopher said.
Sturm said he wants to develop a new line of thinking in which grants are a bonus, not something on which to rely.
"In the desperate times with the state and everyone else, our chances of getting grants are slim to none," Sturm said.