DOYLESTOWN - Bucks County commissioners are scheduled to vote Wednesday on the 2014 budget, which would contain the first surplus in seven years, albeit a small one.

The $70,000 surplus in the proposed $397 million budget would result from measures that include a two-year hiring freeze on nonessential personnel as well as a gradual reduction in the county workforce from about 2,550 to 2,350, officials said.

Officials do not expect to raise taxes, the seventh time in eight years the county would go without a millage increase.

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau in Bensalem.
— Ben Finley