FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chris Winebrenner
410-386-2043

Westminster, MD, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 –Today, during Open Session, the Department of Management and Budget met with the Board of County Commissioners to release the FY2020 Proposed Budget and the Fiscal Year 2020 to 2025 Recommended Budget Plans. The commissioners discussed the difficulty in balancing this year’s budget, the emphasis on the large percentage of non-discretionary, state-dictated funding and their satisfaction in not increasing taxes.  The budget is available on the county’s website at carrollcountymd.gov.  

Next, Management and Budget Director Ted Zaleski will discuss the proposed budget during several scheduled meetings in the community culminating in a Public Hearing on May 13th.  After the hearing, the commissioners may hold two work sessions making changes to the budget before planned adoption on May 28th.

Below is the list of meetings as they are currently scheduled:

Budget Community Meetings
Wednesday, May 1   7:00 pm                      Eldersburg Library

Thursday, May 2       7:00 pm                      Mount Airy Library

Monday, May 6         7:00 pm                      Westminster Library

Tuesday, May 7         7:00 pm                      Taneytown Library

Wednesday, May 8   7:00 pm                      North Carroll Library

Budget Public Hearing
Monday, May 13       7:00 pm                     Carroll Community College, Scott Center Auditorium

Budget Work Session
Tuesday, May 21       1:30 am-12:30 pm    County Office Building, Rm. 311

Thursday, May 23     1:00-4:00 pm             County Office Building, Rm. 311

Budget Adoption
Tuesday, May 28       10:00-10:30 am        County Office Building, Rm. 311

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

The presentation is available for public viewing and today’s Open Session is available for viewing on the county meeting portal and YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.