The Banks Township supervisors thought they were starting 2014 with a $21,000 surplus.
Instead, they are just a few dollars away from a deficit.
The township supervisors approved a final 2014 budget for $275,110 at a special meeting Monday night that calls for maintaining the township's 1.1-mill property tax rate.
But new Supervisor Charles Schalles, who doubles as the township secretary-treasurer, said when the current board got township records, they found $19,000 in unpaid bills from 2013.
"Nothing was paid after Dec. 18 (2013)," Schalles said.