Allegany County Commissioners unanimously adopted an $84 million budget for fiscal 2016 last week, funding schools at the required level and providing cost of living adjustments for employees. To bring the budget into line, Commissioners relied on fund balance.
As reported by the Cumberland Times-News,
The county’s general fund will contribute $949,319 to balancing the budget. [Commission President Bill] Valentine attributed needing to use fund balance to several one-time expenditures, including a new accounting system for the county, a state mandated election system and debt service for the new Allegany High School. The budget also includes a 3 percent cost of living increase for county employees.
Additional information on the approved fiscal 2016 budget can be found on the county’s website.