Timetable for the Next Budget

A schedule for compiling Laurens County government’s budget for the next fiscal year was reviewed this week during the new year’s first County Council meeting. Laurens County Administrator Jon Caime noted a looming, January 15th deadline for departmental budget worksheets to be completed. He suggested having a first draft budget to council members for informational purposes only in March. That is to be distributed by county administration to budget managers for development of data for planning anticipated expenditures during the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year. Jon Caime suggested April 23rd as a target date to have first reading of a budget ordnance, then May 14th for the second reading. He proposed June 11th of 2019 to hold a public hearing on the budget ordinance, followed by the 3rd and final vote on adopting the budget.