Margaret Gibbons of The Intelligencer reports:
Montgomery County officials are shaking all bushes to find money to aid the county in closing an approximate $10 million gap between revenue and expenditures in this year’s county operating budget.
County Treasurer Jason E. Salus, who took office in January, is no different.
On Wednesday, Salus’ efforts resulted in a $49,401.55 check presented to him by state Treasurer Rob McCord.
The money, which had gone to the state as unclaimed property, included uncashed accounts payable checks, refunds, rebates and uncashed escrow account checks.
“In these challenging economic times, every dollar helps support our vital county programs and services,” said Salus, explaining he learned of and applied for these funds for the county through the state treasurer’s unclaimed property program.
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