The detailed process of going line item by line item to balance a budget for the town has begun. Shallotte aldermen met last Wednesday to begin the process.
The first budgets analyzed by the board were for the governing body and administration.
Maria Gaither, finance director, led the board through a line-by-line expenditure report comparing requested funds to last year’s budget.
“I am very impressed with the department heads so far and the cuts they have made,” Gaither said.