April 05, 2020

Budget workshops scheduled in County

HOULTON – Aroostook County commissioners will soon join other municipal boards and administrators across the state as they put pen to paper and review the county’s fiscal year 2007 budget.

During a county commissioners meeting earlier this week, County Administrator Doug Beaulieu updated the panel on the status of the upcoming budget.

Commissioners will be handed an estimated $6.7 million budget for Aroostook County when they begin a series of budget workshops in the next few months.

As they have in past years, commissioners requested in late summer that Beaulieu present them with a budget that reflected an increase of no more than 3 percent over last year in the amount of money that needs to be raised through taxes.

That has been accomplished, the administrator said Wednesday.

“I have met with all of the department heads and very shortly I will have a budget for you to consider,” he told commissioners. “I believe that we have met the 3 percent guideline not only for the county of Aroostook but also for the unorganized territories.”

The first budget work session will take place on Oct. 31 in Caribou, with another four-hour session scheduled to take place on Nov. 6.

Correction: A shorter version of this article ran on page C3 in the Coastal edition.

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