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JUNE 3, 2010
Catawba County Board of Commissioners Meeting
Thursday, June 3, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Robert E. Hibbitts Meeting Room, 1924 Courthouse
30 North College Avenue, Newton, NC

1. Call to Order

2. Public Hearing:

Fiscal Year 2010/11 Proposed Budget.

3. 2% Reduction in the Current Year Budget

In December 2009, County departments, schools and outside agencies were notified to hold 2% of their current year budget. These funds have not been released because of continuing uncertain economic conditions. The state took over $2.5 million in local revenue, sales tax receipts are 5.5% below last year, motor vehicle tax collections are lagging behind the prior year by more than 1%, motor vehicle values are down substantially, and excise tax revenues are down. It is recommended that the 2% be taken in the current year resulting in a reduction of $769,684 for schools and $1,042,934 for county departments.

4. Wrap-up Decisions

5. Adjournment

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: Individuals needing assistance should contact the County Clerk at 465-8990 within a reasonable time prior to the meeting. A telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) is located in the Government Center and can be reached by dialing 465 8200. Access to the 1924 Courthouse for individuals with disabilities is at the south side (“A” Street). The elevator is located at the north end of the building. Participation in public meetings is without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, color, or disability.

INFOTALK/INTERNET: The Catawba County Telephone Information System will allow you to use your touch tone telephone to obtain current information on Catawba County 24 hours a day. Information is updated on a regular basis. Dial 465-8468 and INFOTALK will direct your questions with easy to understand instructions. Reach Catawba County on the Internet at http://www.catawbacountync.gov.

CALENDAR: Budget Adoption will take place at the Board’s Regularly Scheduled Meeting of Monday, June 7, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.


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