FONDA-Montgomery County supervisors say they plan to cut county Treasurer Shawn Bowerman's preliminary budget, which is projected to create a deficit of $4.1 million.
Bowerman released the preliminary budget for 2013 last week.
The plan includes a total appropriation of $93 million, with a revenue of almost $62 million.
Factoring in a tax levy of $27 million, the budget would be left with a $4.1 million deficit.
The preliminary budget is a wish list from county departments, Board of Supervisors Chairman Shayne Walters said.
"All that is is the department heads' request. Theres no budget recommendation or anything else," Walters said.
Vito "Butch" Greco, a member of the Montgomery County Finance Committee, said he would oppose a 2013 budget that exceeds the state-imposed 2 percent cap on an increase in the tax levy.
Greco said the county will have to cut back on some programs. He added the budget needs to be reduced to a realistic form.
Walters said the county's goal is to trim the budget.
Greco said the county should try to cut programs by different amounts, since some programs are small, rather than cut a set percentage from all programs.
Greco said supervisors should take suggestions from the department heads on where to cut costs.
A few of the requests in the 2013 budget include more than $26 million for social services, more than $3 million for mental health services and $6.5 million for the Sheriff's Department and jail.
Among the requests on the wish list are raises and new equipment.
The Montgomery County Office for Aging is asking for an increase of $100,000.
Greco and Walters both said these requests likely won't go through.
"This is not the appropriate time," Greco said.