The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), unanimously directed staff to proceed with taking the proposed FY 2016 budget to public hearing using existing fund balance that will close the current budget gap of approximately $5.6 million. The decision ensures there will be no new tax increases and prevents county staff reductions, furloughs or layoffs.
The BOCC is working with staff in developing additional cost information to use in the Board’s review of the FY 2017 budget (beginning July 1, 2016). The Board plans to use this information to determine if tax dollars are being spent in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
The budget decisions adhere to the BOCC’s priorities for supporting an excellent public school system, maintaining county services and prudently managing citizens’ tax dollars through responsible long-range planning and fiscal restraint.
The BOCC thanks the citizens for their ongoing support and the staff of Calvert County Government for their hard work and efforts to operate county government in the most fiscally responsible manner during challenging budget times.
For more information please contact Terry Shannon, County Administrator, by calling 410-535-1600, ext. 2201.