Brunswick County leaders take a look at the budget

Reported by Gavin Johnson - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County leaders are crunching numbers in efforts to find a way to save tax payers money and county jobs.

Officials are trying to save $7 million, and County Manager Marty Lawing said it won't be easy.

"We'll ask department heads to be creative in operations - maybe do something they haven't done in the past," said Lawing.  "Look more closely in scheduling personnel and their budget."

Construction on the senior center, once planned for Leland, will be put on hold for at least one more year, in hopes the county will be able to cut services and not people.

While many projects are being put on hold, the $32 million construction project at the West Brunswick Waste System is still a go.

In addition, construction on the Brunswick County Cafeteria and the department on the social services building at the government complex are both expected to be finished within a few months.

Leaders hope the economy will have improved to a point where jobs can be saved by the time the doors open on those construction projects.

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