Cobb plans two public hearings on budget

Public hearings about Cobb County’s fiscal year 2018 budget will be 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. Sept. 12. Courtesy of Cobb County
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Public hearings about Cobb County’s fiscal year 2018 budget will be 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. Sept. 12. Courtesy of Cobb County

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will hold two public hearings about the fiscal year 2018 budget.

This budget is operational Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2018.

Comments are invited at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 9 a.m. Sept. 12 during regularly scheduled meetings of the commissioners in the BOC Board Room, second floor, Cobb County Building, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.

Following the Sept. 12 hearing, the almost $637.8 million budget is expected to increase by 3.79 percent and be adopted by the commissioners during that meeting.

A budget presentation was introduced to the commissioners on Aug. 15 during a special called meeting before their zoning meeting.

The 2018 budget is expected to add 37 new full-time positions and use nearly $21.5 million in one-time monies for the pay and classification implementation reserve to increase county employee salaries, title ad valorem tax reserve and economic contingency reserve.

Information: youtube.com/watch?v=RAZWtgS0w0Q or CobbCounty.org, directory, Finance Department, FY 2018 Budget Presentation link under Latest Releases at bottom.