Proposed Budget For Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Available For Public Inspection

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: SAMPSON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020

In accordance with NC General Statute 159-12, the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 has been presented to the Sampson County Board of Commissioners and is available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk to the Board, County Administration Building, 406 County Complex Road in Clinton between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays. The proposed budget may also be viewed online at https://bit.ly/2qPWT0G, and budget comments are welcomed at budgetcomments@sampsonnc.com.

In accordance with NC General Statute 159-12(b), a Public Hearing on the proposed budget will be held on Monday, June 3 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, in the County Auditorium, 435 Rowan Road in Clinton, NC.

In accordance with NC General Statutes 158-7.1 and 158-7.2, the Board is also required to hold a separate hearing for the purpose of receiving public comments on the recommended allocation of funds within the proposed budget that are specific to economic development. Therefore, a separate hearing will be held immediately following the public hearing on the full recommended budget regarding funding allocations for expenditures related to the recruitment and retention of industry included in the proposed FY 2019-2020 budget These are generally categorized as noted below:

$176,748             Salaries/benefits for Economic Development personnel responsible for the recruitment and retention of industry

$ 33,138              Office operational expenses, incl. but not limited to office supplies, travel, advertising, dues/subscriptions, telephone/postage

$ 20,000              Contracted services, professional/legal/engineering

$ 686,623            Incentive payments as previously authorized by commissioners after duly-held public hearings

$ 26,519              Membership costs, Southeastern Economic Development Commission

$ 3,000                Clinton-Sampson Chamber Sponsorship

$300,000             Reserve for site-specific development costs such as floodplain/wetlands delineation, surveys, engineering reports