On May 1st, the Children’s Services Council (CSC) Finance and Budget Committee held a meeting and reviewed their updated 2022/2023 Fiscal Year Budget.
Committee Member Paul Mitchell stated, “We wanted to clean up our budget so that it doesn’t look like we are two thousand percent over the allocation that the Council approved for office furniture.” Mitchell explained that the adjustments made in the budgets were mostly for office furniture, new positions and the money allocated to Executive Director Ms. Green and her team. The committee approved the amended budget. However, the full Council must review and approve as well.
The Committee had a discussion on the 2022/2023 Fiscal Year tentative millage rate. Chair Mitchell noted the Committee is required to tell the property appraiser and the tax collector’s office what the Committees is tentatively considering. After getting a projection from the property appraiser, the Committee will then make a recommendation for a proposed millage rate to the full Council.
The Committee discussed programs funding, and member Rocky Hanna stated, “If we’re raising at the most $10.5 million and we’re spending $12.5 million, we can’t sustain that.” A member pointed out that a large portion of the budget was rolled over from the previous year. Mr. Hannah responded, “That’s going to go away at some point. We’re going to spend it all if we’re deficit spending.” Mr. Mitchell noted that it would take approximately three years for the money that the council has saved to run out.
The next Budget and Finance meeting is on June 5th