The Charles County Commissioners announce that they will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2006 General Fund, Water and Sewer Funds, Solid Waste Fund, and Operating Budgets, Proposed increases to certain County fees, rates, and charges, and the requested Capital Improvement Budget on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Commissioners' Meeting Room on the Charles County Government Building.
The agenda includes an overview by County Administrator Eugene T. Lauer of the proposed FY 2005 revenues, operating and capital budgets, and proposed fees and charges, followed by a question and answer session.
The following agencies will give presentations on their respective budgets:
5:00 p.m.: Sheriff's Office/Detention Center, by Sheriff Frederick E. Davis 5:15 p.m.: Library, by Emily Ferren, Director 5:30 p.m.: Board of Education, by Board of Education Chairman Margaret Young.
Citizens wishing to make oral or written comments are encouraged to attend the hearing. Those individuals or representatives of groups wishing to speak must sign in. Speaker sign up will begin at 4 p.m., one half hour before the hearing, and will end when the hearing begins. Each speaker will be allotted three minutes. The hearing will last no longer than two hours. The County Commissioners reserve the right to extend the time frame allotted for the hearing. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of oral testimony, or to expand upon oral testimony.
For more information, or if you have special needs in order to attend the hearing, contact Public Information Officer Nina Voehl by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, at voice phone number 301-645-0580 or 301-870-3000, or via the Maryland Relay Service TTY/TDD at 711 or 1-800-735-2258.