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May 23, 2005: BOC Budget Forum in Siler City

By Mike Cross
Posted Monday, May 30, 2005

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The Board of Commissioners held our second budget forum and the staff presented the same information as was presented in Pittsboro.

The Sheriff's Department delivered its 2005-06 budget request presentation. The primary decision still on the table is the "Crisis Responder" position previously covered by grants. It will require an additional $53,000 to continue the position; however the benefits appear to far outweigh the cost. We'll see.

Public Input:

* Mr. Paul McCoy addressed the financial needs of the Economic Development Corporation.
* Mrs. Genevieve Megginson spoke of financial support for Chatham Partnership's child care network -- Smart Start -- More at Four -- "early childhood work with children."
* Mr. Joel Honeycutt addressed financial needs of the Arts Incubator in Siler City.
* Mr. Jimmy Collins of FACT addressed concerns of -- retired, fixed income-- and requested the BOC to "meet the needs but be as easy as possible" on the tax increase.

There wasn't a particularly large number of citizens in attendance but the information received was very helpful.

We have an additional budget work session scheduled for June 6th in Pittsboro and I assure you, we will not raise our taxes any more than we absolutely have to.

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May 23, 2005: BOC Budget Forum in Siler City
Chatham County Commisioner Mike Cross shares his viewpoints with citizens on his weblog.

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