Schedule of Future Budget Meetings
Westminster, MD
03/14/2015 10:21 AM

Yesterday Mr. Ted Zaleski, Director of Management and Budget, presented the Fiscal Year 16 Budget Overview to the Board of County Commissioners.


The FY16 Budget Overview is derived from hundreds of staff hours during which staff review prior budgets, meet with agency and department leaders, follow trends in the real estate market, income taxes, recordation and filing fees and a whole host of other activities to ensure that the recommended budget is based on the best, most accurate and up-to-date information possibly available.


After presentation of the Recommended Budget next week, the Board will meet with each agency funded by the county. Throughout the months of March, April and May a series of budget meetings will be held in order to develop and adopt the final budget. Below is the list of meetings as they are currently scheduled:

Agency Meetings with Commissioners

  • Thurs. March 26       
  • Tues. March 31       
  • Thurs. April 2       
  • Tues. April 7       
  • Thurs. April 9

After the Commissioners have met with the agencies, the Board will begin discussing the budget options amongst themselves to create a proposed budget. The Proposed Budget Work Sessions will begin the second week of April.


Once the Proposed Budget is agreed upon by a majority of the Commissioners, a Proposed Budget News Conference will be held. The news conference is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 28 th .


Mr. Ted Zaleski will then hold a series of community meetings to review and explain the Proposed Budget. These meetings are currently scheduled as follows:


Budget Community Meetings

  • Tues., April 28 7:00 pm North Carroll Library           
  • Wed., April 29 7:00 pm Taneytown Library       
  • Thurs., April 30 7:00 pm Eldersburg Library
  • Mon., May 4 7:00 pm Mt. Airy Library
  • Tues., May 5 7:00 pm Westminster Library

The Community Meetings are followed by a Budget Public Hearing which will be held on Thursday, May 7 th at 7 pm at the Carroll Community College, Scott Center Auditorium.


Additional Budget Work Sessions may be held by the Commissioners to make any modifications to the proposed budget based on the information received during the Budget Public Hearing. These work sessions are tentatively scheduled as follows:

  • Tues., May 12
  • Thurs., May 14
  • Tues., May 19
  • Thurs., May 21

The budget should be adopted on Tuesday, May 26 th .


These sessions are open to the public and will also be televised on Channel 24 and streamed live on the county website. All the meetings will be held in the County Office Building, 225 N. Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157 unless otherwise noted. Meeting times and places are subject to change, so please check the county website or call 410-386-2400 to confirm.

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