The county commissioners finally got around to “naming names” for the five member budget advisory committee charged with seeing if additional efficiencies could be found in the county’s $160-million budget. “The board includes a lawyer, a federal government cost analyst, a professor of economics, an accountant and a retired executive,” the Cecil Whig reported.
The following appointments were made at the February 15th meeting. Commissioner Dunn selected former Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Halter. Vice-President Broomell appointed Gary Benjamin, a budget analyst for the federal government Commissioner Hodge selected Jim Butkiewicz, a University of Delaware, economics professor. President Mullin picked Debbie Horn a certified public accountant. Commissioner Moore appointed Bill Johnson, a retiree from National Vulcanized Fiber Company.