Public Hearings - Proposed FY2015 Budget

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PUBLIC HEARING - June 3, 2014

Proposed FY2015 Budget

In compliance with and pursuant to Section 6-308 of the Tax Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the County Commissioners of Kent County held a public hearing on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 6:31 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room, R. Clayton Mitchell Jr., Kent County Government Center, 400 High Street, Chestertown, Maryland, on the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget beginning July 1, 2014.

County Commissioners, Ronald H. Fithian, William W. Pickrum, and William A. Short, were in attendance as well as Ernest Crofoot, County Administrator and County Attorney, and Patricia Merritt, Chief Finance Officer.

Notice of the public hearing was read into record by Commissioner Fithian. Commissioner Fithian shared that there are no tax increases in this budget, and a decrease in the water and sewer rate. Commissioner Fithian invited anyone in the audience that wished to speak to sign the testimony log.

Ms. Merritt presented the budget highlights in a power point presentation. The budget hearing presentation can be viewed by accessing a link entitled “Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget Presentation” at or by contacting the Commissioners’ Office at 410-778-4600, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In attendance were twenty people, comprised of various department heads, county employees, members of the media, and citizens. Seven individuals signed up to testify.

Several agencies thanked the Commissioners for their support and a citizen asked for clarification on several items.

The Commissioners are scheduled to adopt the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget and Tax Rate on June 10, 2014.

This hearing was taped for reference and adjourned at 7:11 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sondra M. Blackiston, Clerk

Approved: Ronald H. Fithian, President
The County Commissioners
of Kent County, Maryland