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Budget Proposal Presented to Commissioners

April 16th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Commissioners on Thursday were presented with a balanced budget for consideration — one that will not include any tax increases — and one that fully funds the requests made from each county department and agency. The $96.4 operating budget reflects 2% growth over last year and includes a healthy reserve fund. County Administrator and Finance Director Jason Bennett said that remarkably, despite dealing with the COVID-19 impacted economy, the county saw increases in property and income tax revenues. Further aiding in the budget process, Bennett said, was the fact that all of the departments held the line with their budget requests…