2018-19 Approved County Budget<div class="ExternalClassB38F888D2D2346569A54BA22CABB8B60">In accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act (G.S. 159-8), I hereby present and submit for your review and adoption, a balanced recommended budget for FY 2018-19 that meets the immediate and long-term needs of<br>the County and supports goals desired by the Board. I respectfully remind you that a mandatory public hearing for the Recommended FY 2018-19 Budget has been scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the Burke County Services Building, County Board Room - Entrance E, 110 North Green Street, Morganton, N.C.<br> <h1>Budget Development Background</h1><p>During February 2018, a preliminary budget workshop was conducted to receive budget requests from County Department Heads and other entities. Requests from the preliminary workshop and staff work sessions totaled $76,505,158. On March 28, 2018,<br>the Burke County Public School System submitted their budget request of $16,071,822. The combined budget requests for FY 2018-19 totaled $92,576,980.<br> <br>In development of the recommended FY 2018-19 budget, I've reviewed the projected estimate of available revenues and General Fund, Fund Balance in comparison with the recommended expenditures for operational costs, projected grant match requirements<br>and anticipated cost for capital projects. Because of this review, I've developed the Recommended FY 2018-19 Budget to adequately meet the needs and obligations of the County as well as funding various entities that benefit the citizens of Burke County. To fund the Recommended Budget, the continuation of a 69.5 cents tax rate is needed.</p><p>Click <a title="FY 2018-19 Approved Budget" href="http://www.burkenc.org/assets/Published%20Documents/Departments/Finance/County%20Budget/2018-19/FY%2019%20Adopted%20Budget%20V3.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Here</a> to Download a copy of the recommended Budget</p></div>http://www.burkenc.org/departments/finance/county-budget/2018-19 Approved County Budgethttps://intranet.burkenc.org/WebsiteContent/Lists/Special Notice/DispForm.aspx?ID=211https://intranet.burkenc.orgsteve.bennett@burkenc.org | Steve Bennett | 693A30232E777C6275726B655C73746576652E62656E6E657474 i:0#.w|burke\steve.bennett7/6/2018 1:12:25 PM014853aspxhttps://intranet.burkenc.org/WebsiteContent/Lists/Special Notice/AllItems.aspxFalse