Northumberland Facing Challenging Budget

Northumberland County supervisors are grappling with a proposed $50.5 million budget. They need to make $1.5 million in cuts to avoid a significant real estate tax increase. Despite efforts to trim expenses and a planned $0.05 tax hike, expenditures still outpace revenues. The budget shortfall is projected to tap into the county’s undesignated fund balance by over $3.4 million, drawing concern as it dips below recommended levels.