Carroll commissioners to hear recommended budget proposal Tuesday at 1 p.m.

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hear a presentation on the recommended fiscal year 2020 budget Tuesday afternoon.

An overview presentation posted online by the county government from earlier in March doesn’t include a total FY20 budget proposal. The FY19 budget was set at about $411.3 million.


Ted Zaleski, director of the county’s management and budget office said the process hasn’t “gotten there yet,” when it comes to putting a definite figure on the budget proposal.

The county’s total projected income for FY19 is estimated to reach $380 million, with a projection of $390.5 million in total revenue for FY20.

According to the presentation dated March 7, Zaleski is focusing on a few items when it comes to shaping the budget proposal. The “really big things” on his mind include an $8.9 million request from Carroll County Public Schools, $565,000 for increased salaries at Carroll Community College and the county’s revenue picture.

Other budget concerns include a long-term plan for solid waste, fundraising for the Westminster branch of the Carroll County Public Library and 911 coverage.

The proposed budget is scheduled to be released April 30, with a public hearing scheduled for May 13.

Tuesday’s presentation to the commissioners is scheduled for 1 p.m. in room 311 of the Carroll County Office Building.