PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING
The public hearing for the 2021 county budget was brought to order by Commissioner Clark at 6:03 pm on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The meeting was held remotely via Zoom.
The following were in attendance:
CA Scott Adkins
DCA Rebekah Knowlton
RCC Director Robert Conary
Treasurer Michael Boucher
Brenda Jordan, BAC
Ed Rankin, BAC
Jo Cooper, BAC
Heather Grindle, BAC
Paul Bissonnette, BAC
Kathleen Billings, BAC
Ian Schwartz, BAC
Betsy Armstrong, BAC
Fred Ehrlenbach, BAC
Nicole Grohoski, BAC
Commissioner Clark opened the floor for public comments; there were none. Commissioner Clark referred the public to the budget calculation sheet and the overview of the proposed budget.
Total expenditures are $8,979,995. Total Revenues are $2,333,113. The budget calculation sheet showed $6,646,882 to be raised through taxation. This is a 4.49% increase over the 2020 budget. Commissioner Clark explained that the figures were arrived at by consensus after discussion with Department Heads and the County Administrator. He asked for a motion to send the proposed estimate to the BAC for review and to make recommendations to the Commission.
MOTION: send the Hancock County budget calculation for 2021 to the Budget Advisory Committee (Wombacher/Clark 3-0, motion passed)
Public hearing closed at 6:09 p.m. The meeting was then turned over to the BAC.
Jo Cooper nominated Kathleen Billings as Chair; seconded by Betsy Armstrong. Billings was nominated BAC Chair. The BAC agreed to meet on October 7, 14, and 21 remotely via Zoom using the Departmental schedule prepared by CA Adkins.
Jo Cooper moved to adjourn the meeting; seconded by Fred Ehrlenbach. Meeting adjourned 6:19 p.m.
Deputy County Administrator