Presentation by the County Administrator

At the Board of Supervisors Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, County Administrator Kris Tierney gave a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2020 proposed budget.

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The Fiscal Year 2019-2020 (FY 20) budget for the general county and fiscal agencies  will run from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

WORK SESSIONS

Click on the dates to view materials distributed at each meeting. 

March 13, 2019 - The Board of Supervisors agreed at this worksession to advertise the FY 2019-2020 budget with a $0.61 real estate tax rate.

February 27, 2019 - Joint Board of Supervisors/School Board Budget Worksession. Click on meeting date to view school budget materials handed out at the meeting. 

February 26, 2019 - The Airport Executive Director and the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center Executive Director both gave budget-related presentations. A current budget calendar as well as three possible budget scenarios were also provided.

February 13, 2019 - The Social Services Director and Parks and Recreation Director gave summaries of their FY 2020 departmental budget needs.  The County Administrator discussed FY 2020 capital priorities and the establishment of a Capital Fund derived from unreserved fund balance.  Board members were asked to submit any budget scenario requests to the Finance Department to be discussed on February 20. 

January 23, 2019 - The County Administrator presented a breakdown of possible funding options for the General Fund using the economic growth of $2.88 million as well as the economic growth and reassessment combined increase of $4.34 million.  The Fire and Rescue Chief and the Sheriff both presented summaries of their FY 2020 budget needs.

January 16, 2019 - The County Administrator presented a budget overview to the Board of Supervisors and Finance Committee.  Click here to view presentation.  An additional budget worksession on January 23, 2019 was added to the budget calendar.  The Sheriff and Fire & Rescue Chief will give an overview of their needs for FY 2020 on January 23. 

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FY 2020 Budget Questions

Budget Q & A

  • Does the Board of Supervisors approve expenditures for the county schools?

    The Board of Supervisors adopts a total county budget that includes funding for school operating, school capital, school debt service, school food service, and school related regional programs. The budget resolution is adopted by the Board of Supervisors by fund totals and does not allocate funding at program level. The county elected School Board is responsible for funding levels by programs and services.

  • How are expenditures funded?

    Expenditures are funded with revenues derived from taxes, fees, user charges, reimbursed costs and state/federal allocations.

  • What is included in the county's budget?

    The general fund budget provides for the daily operations of the county government and is funded with local, state and federal revenue. Local revenue contributes to the majority of funding to general fund. Expenditures in the general fund budget include government administration, judicial administration, public safety, public works, health and welfare, parks and recreation, community development , transfers to the various school funds, and transfers to the airport and jail operating fund.