Budget 2019: Committee Reviews General Fund, Non-Mandated Budgets and Informational Tools
Jul 18, 2018 08:54AM
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- Non-Mandated Budget overview of last five years
- General Fund Departmental budgets
- Public perception and informational tools, and the
- Schedule for public meetings related to the Budget
The Non-Mandated Budget, or County discretionary funds includes items such as:
Joint Powers Agreements
Other Countywide Govt Related
Cook County SWCD
MN Extension Service
CC Historical Society
Discretionary grants were broken into two categories in the 2018 budgeting process, programs related to public health and programs based in arts and culture. To be eligible for County funding programs need to demonstrate a public purpose and also have a specific authorization in State law. In 2018, the County supported public health community programs in the amount of $130,000 including:
Birch Grove School: Rec.
Higher Education (RDC)
Birch Grove Foundation
Community Ed: Recreation
Public health applications are reviewed by a subcommittee of the Public Health & Human Services Advisory Committee while arts and culture requests are screened by the County Budget Committee.
The County has three primary fund budgets:
- Public Health & Human Services
- Highway Department, and
- the General Fund.
The committee also discussed best methods for making the budgeting process available to the public. The County website will again be the primary source for specific budget materials. The full Budget Calendar is available at www.co.cook.mn.us/budget.
Watch for more information on the Budget and the work of the Budget Committee in the coming weeks and months. Public meetings to review the draft budget will be scheduled between Aug 15 and Sept 15 throughout the County to allow for community input prior to the adoption of a preliminary levy later in September.
Contact: Jeff Cadwell, 218-387-3637 or [email protected]