2018 Budget Process Starts for Alpena Road Commission
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:01:02 EST
Alpena County Road Commission officials have set a budget workshop session for 1:00 Tuesday (November 21st), right before their 3:00 regular monthly meeting.
Alpena Road Commission Managing Director Larry Orcutt says the process involves staff developing a wish list of all projects and needs, and determining an overall cost. In previous years, wish list figures have hit nearly 7-million dollars. But since funding is limited, the process of prioritizing, scaling things back or removing items entirely continues until a target budget range is achieved.
Typical commission budgets hit the five or nearly six million dollar mark, and in a lot of cases, fund reserves are used to balance.
Final budget adjustments and adoption takes place in the last week of December.