Westminster, MD, Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – Today, the Board of County Commissioners unveiled its proposed budget for fiscal year 2023, which begins July 1, 2022. The $501.3 million General Fund, which authorizes day-to-day expenses, sees an increase of $27.1 million from FY2022. The budget proposes no tax rate increase for FY2023. The proposed FY2023 Budget will be available for public viewing on the county’s website by the end of this week.  

Carroll County Management and Budget Director Ted Zaleski presented an overview to the board today. Next, Mr. Zaleski will host five community meetings at library branches to review and explain the budget. All interested residents are encouraged to attend.

Budget Community Presentations:

Wednesday, April 27th           7:00 pm                      Eldersburg Library

Thursday, April 28th               7:00 pm                      Mount Airy Library

Monday, May 2nd                   7:00 pm                      Westminster Library

Tuesday, May 3rd                   7:00 pm                      Taneytown Library

Monday, May 9th                    7:00 pm                      North Carroll Library

A Budget Public Hearing is scheduled to be held in person at the Carroll County Arts Center located at 91 W. Main Street in Westminster on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be live-streamed for viewing purposes, but participation must be in person. Those unable to attend the public hearing but wish to comment may submit any questions or concerns directly to Director Zaleski at tzaleski@carrollcountymd.gov.

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. Formal adoption of the FY2023 budget is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Meeting dates and times are subject to change, so please check the county website or call 410-386-2400 to confirm.

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