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File #: 19-384    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/2/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing for Community Input on Town Budget for Upcoming FY 2020-21 PURPOSE: This is a public hearing to receive comments from the public regarding the upcoming budget for the Town beginning July 1, 2020.
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Public Hearing for Community Input on Town Budget for Upcoming FY 2020-21

PURPOSE:  This is a public hearing to receive comments from the public regarding the upcoming budget for the Town beginning July 1, 2020.

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DEPARTMENT: Town Manager and Finance

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: David Andrews, Town Manager; and Arche McAdoo, Finance Officer

 

INFORMATION: The Town Council is required to adopt an annual operating budget ordinance by July 1st.  As part of the budget development process, the Council holds a public hearing at the beginning of the process to receive comments from residents about Town services.  These comments are considered in developing the recommended operating and capital budgets for FY 2020-21. 

 

A notice of this public hearing was advertised in local newspaper and on the Town’s website.  The advertisement notifies residents of a public hearing to receive public input and invites residents to submit written comments about the budget for the upcoming year.  Residents may also email their comments to the Town Clerk via the Town’s website (townofcarrboro.org).  Residents will have another opportunity to speak about the Town Manager’s Recommended Budget for FY 2020-21 at a public hearing planned for Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

 

The Town Council is also requested to provide comments, suggestion and inputs to the Town Manager on needs or service improvements they consider important in developing the manager’s recommended budget for FY 2020-21.

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: None

 

RECOMMENDATION:r Staff recommends that the Town Council hold a public hearing to receive community comments for the upcoming budget year and provide input to the Town Manager on needs and service improvements to consider when developing the budget for FY 2020-21.  .