Avon Township cuts budget

Daily Herald report
Updated 5/11/2011 4:50 PM

Avon Township board members Monday night voted to cut the annual operating budget by approximately 22 percent. The reduction goes into effect immediately. The spending cuts -- made in collaboration with Avon Township Highway Commissioner Tom Brust -- follow a measure by the town board in December 2010 to cut the tax levy by roughly 7 percent. The largest spending reduction came from the highway funds at 30 percent, followed by the township fund by about 6 percent. "Since I've been highway commissioner, I've been able to reduce expenditures, renegotiate various fees and service agreements, as well as eliminate unneeded spending and taxation," Brust said. Township Supervisor Sam Yingling stressed that cuts were made without any reduction in services.