Westminster, MD, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 –Today during Open Session, Director of Management and Budget Ted Zaleski presented the detailed FY23 Recommended Budget and FY 23-28 Plans to the Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC). The budget process documents can be viewed on the county website.

Throughout March, April and May, a series of budget meetings will be held to develop and adopt the final budget.  Please check the county website for meeting updates. 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 24th

Tuesday, March 29th

Thursday, March 31st

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 5th

Once the Proposed Budget is agreed upon by a majority of the commissioners, a release of the FY23 Proposed Budget will be held on Tuesday, April 26th.

Mr. Zaleski will hold a series of community meetings at the library branches to review and explain the Proposed Budget. Budget community presentations are scheduled as follows:

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 virtually on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:00 pm. More information on viewing and participating in the public hearing will be provided closer to the date. Residents may also 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. 

The FY2023 budget adoption is planned for Tuesday, May 24th.

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.