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Board of Commissioners

A little look at the proposed budget

As you prepare your talking points for tomorrow’s budget hearing (because we are certain everyone will go and speak, right?), here is something to consider. We are sure it’s going to be surprising. But, please consider thanking the commissioners for the changes that they have made so far and encourage them to go just a little… Read More »

Petition to the Commissioners — One last time

Ours is a simple request. Our petition requests the commissioners meet the school system’s budget request. On Monday, April 25, 2016, the commissioners voted to approve a preliminary budget that was $3.5m short of the school system’s request. Neither was any consideration offered to the school system’s ability to offer year-over-year raises to its employees. In… Read More »

Petition to the Commissioners

Ours is a simple request. Our petition requests the commissioners meet the school system’s budget request. We would like everyone to print a copy and talk to a few friends to get their signatures. Take it to the soccer fields this weekend. Take it to the game. Visit your neighbors who don’t have school age children… Read More »

Petition to Fund Our Schools

Since 2009, Carroll County Public Schools has reduced spending $30m. They have eliminated 279.5 positions, two Central Office departments, after school programs, 40 buses and other items. They have reduced the employee work-year, telecommunication costs, food service overhead, utility costs, maintenance, payroll and procurement costs and spending in almost every budget category. Since 2009, growth… Read More »

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Commissioners’ Budget Deliberation Schedule

Listed below are the dates and times scheduled for Commissioners’ Budget deliberations. Please be aware they will be held in the Reagan Room (Room 003) of the County Office Building and Public Comment will be taken at the end of each session. Tuesday, April 12th Session begins at 10:00 a.m. and deliberations scheduled to begin… Read More »

Let them ALL know how you feel!

Completing the following form will send your message to ALL of the commissioners, ALL board of education members and the superintendent. The information collected is used only to send the message.  It will never be shared anywhere else.

Guest Post: Lyle Staples on County Taxes and Tax Rates

The budget ball is in the commissioners’ court now. I would like to review Maryland’s property tax system so everyone will understand what is happening and has happened in the past. Some of you know, but I suspect many of you do not. Each February the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation sends to each… Read More »