MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello will provide his 2019 tentative budget presentation to the Chautauqua County Legislature on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.
The presentation will be during the full County Legislature meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers of the Gerace Office Building, 3 North Erie St.
“As I complete my first tentative budget presentation as county executive, I look forward to outlining the strategy and approach we used in developing a responsible budget that serves the needs of the people of Chautauqua County,” Borrello said.
Borrello previously told WNYNewsNow that he gave each county department head a goal in preparing for the budget.
“I gave them all (department heads) a goal. I would like to deliver a budget to the County Legislature that’s a balanced budget that does not use fund balance for recurring expenses and does not raise the property tax rate,” Borrello said. “Now that’s a difficult task. It hasn’t been done in a long time, so that’s a challenge.”
After Borrello presents his budget, county legislators will begin their review of it by meeting with department heads and determining if any additional modifications are needed. They will then need to pass a final budget for 2019 on or before December 1, 2018.
The tentative budget presentation is open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. Residents can also watch the meeting live online by visiting: www.facebook.com/ChautauquaCountyGovernment/ .
Copies of the 2019 Tentative Budget Presentation and the Chautauqua County 2019 Tentative Budget will be available online by September 30. The presentation will be available on the County Executive’s website at www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/186/County-Executive and the tentative budget will be available on the Finance Department’s website at www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/213/Finance .