Westminster, MD, Thursday, May 2, 2024 –The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 7 p.m. to consider and receive comments regarding the Fiscal Year 2025 Proposed Budget, Water and Sewer Rates, Property Tax Rate, and Recordation Rate changes. The hearing will be held at the Carroll County Arts Center located at 91 W. Main Street in Westminster.

Citizens are encouraged to view the budget in its entirety and learn more about the FY2025 budget process by visiting https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/budget. The public is encouraged to participate by viewing the livestream on the county YouTube channel.

Comments must be made in person during the hearing. Those unable to attend the public hearing who wish to comment may submit directly to Management and Budget Director Ted Zaleski at tzaleski@carrollcountymd.gov or the Board of Commissioners at commissioners@carrollcountymd.gov . Comments must be received by Friday, May 10, 2024.

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 14th and Thursday, May 16th.

The FY2025 budget adoption is planned for Tuesday, May 21st.

Updated information can be viewed on the Bureau of Budget webpage as it becomes available: https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/directory/management-budget/bureau-of-budget/.  Comments and questions can be submitted via the webpage or can be sent to Director Ted Zaleski at tzaleski@carrollcountymd.gov at any time.

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

Previous meetings are available for viewing on the county meeting portal and the county YouTube channel.