County committee finalizes 2020 budget

by Sarah Craighead Dedmon

Clocking in one full month ahead of last year, the Washington County Budget Committee has finalized its recommendations for the 2020 county budget. Now the budget will go to the commissioners for final approval.

Committee chairman Lewis Pinkham said this year’s process went quickly and smoothly because the individual county departments “did a good job of keeping their budgets down,” so their reserves from last year’s budget carried forward to this year.

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