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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:

Commissioner Clark

Commissioner Wombacher

Commissioner Blasi

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

Mark Whiting

James Fisher

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Rebekah Knowlton,

Deputy County Administrator

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