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Commissioners face busy schedule

Published 1:42am Friday, April 26, 2013

Beaufort County commissioners and staff members will be busy in the coming days with at least three meetings in addition to the Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled May 6 meeting.

At 8:30 a.m. Monday, the Beaufort County Water Committee, comprised of three commissioners, meets at the county administrative offices, 121 W. Third St., Washington. The committee will discuss an on-going project. The notice about the meeting provided no other details.

The commissioners meet with the Beaufort County Board of Education at 4 p.m. Thursday to discuss the Beaufort County Schools’ proposed budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The meeting is set for Beaufort County Schools’ central office, 321 Smaw Road, Washington.

At 8 a.m. May 6, the commissioners meet with the Beaufort County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council to discuss the council’s proposed budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The meeting is set for the meeting room at King Chicken, 601 Carolina Ave., Washington.

The Board of Commissioners is entering its budget-preparation season. State law requires the county to have its 2013-2014 fiscal-year budget in place by July 1. First, County Manager Randell Woodruff will present his proposed budget to the commissioners. Then, the commissioners will hold budget work sessions to review the budget and consider making changes to it. Later, the commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the proposed budget. That hearing will be followed by a meeting at which the commissioners adopt a budget and set the property-tax rate.

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