Christiansburg balances its budget
By Steve Huppert
Christiansburg Town Council recently approved the 2012-13 budget. I am pleased to say it was not as exciting as the Montgomery County budget. But budgets of any town, city, county or state are challenging.
In almost all levels of government, income is down — or at best flat — while expenses continue to rise. No matter what amount of revenue communities are receiving, services still need to be funded. Services include police, sewage, water, fire and rescue, recreation, health insurance and street maintenance, which includes snow removal.