The June 20 flood that damaged scores of properties along McLaughlin Creek also put a hurting on Bridgeville’s 2018 budget.
To date, the borough has spent $58,000—nearly 2% of its annual budget—on flood-related costs. That’s before accounting for additional employee wages incurred during the flood, nor the cost of hiring two major vendors to assist with clean-up, councilman Joseph Verduci said last week.
“We haven’t received their invoices yet,” he said. “It will be interesting when we get those.”
To keep the borough’s finances in check, manager Lori Collins has implemented a spending-approval protocol for all forthcoming purchases.
“We’re cutting it down as much as we can to counter those [flood-related] expenses,” Verduci said. “We just have to tighten our belts and figure things out.”