Westminster, MD, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 –Today during Open Session, Director of Management and Budget Director Ted Zaleski presented the detailed FY 22 Recommended Budget and FY 22-27 Plans to the Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC). The scheduled calendar for future virtual budget meetings was also discussed. The budget process documents can be viewed on the county website.

Throughout March, April and May, a series of virtual budget meetings will be held to develop and adopt the final budget.  Please check the county website for meeting updates and links to viewing the virtual process. The board will next meet with any agency requesting funding that wasn't included in the Recommended Budget.   Below is the list of meetings as they are currently scheduled:        

Agency Meetings with Commissioners:

Thursday, March 25th Tuesday, March 30th Thursday, April 1st

After the commissioners meet with agencies, the board will begin discussing the budget options among themselves to create a proposed budget.  The Proposed Budget Work Sessions will begin on April 6th

Once the Proposed Budget is agreed upon by a majority of the commissioners, a release of the FY22 Proposed Budget reveal will be held on Tuesday, April 27th.

Usually, Mr. Zaleski holds a series of community meetings at the library branches to review and explain the Proposed Budget.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and continued safety precautions, these meetings will not be held. As an alternative, the county encourages all interested residents to watch the presentations online and then submit any questions or concerns directly to Director Zaleski at tzaleski@carrollcountymd.gov.

A Budget Public Hearing is scheduled to be held virtually on Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm. More information on viewing and participating in the public hearing will be provided closer to the date.

Additional Budget Work Sessions may be held by the commissioners to make any modifications to the proposed budget based on the information received during the Budget Public Hearing. 

These work sessions are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 18th and Thursday, May 20th.

The FY2022 budget adoption is planned for Tuesday, May 25th.

All sessions will be held virtually, televised on Channel 24 and streamed live on the county website.  Meeting dates and times are subject to change, so please check the county website or call 410-386-2400 to confirm.

Open session is available for viewing on the county meeting portal and the county YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.