County Begins 2020 Budget Workshops

[VIDEO] The Mason County Commission started 2020 budget workshops Monday afternoon. These briefings allow the Commissioners to ask about specific budget requests for next year. The WSU Extension Office and Noxious Weed Control were first followed by the Commissioners’ budget, non-departmental budget and Commissioners’ special fund budgets – Rural Sales & Use Tax (.09) Fund (#103); Reserve for Technology (#119); National Forest Safety (#134); Lodging Tax (#163); Veterans Assistance (#190); Mason Lake Management (#194); Spencer Lake Management (#195); Island Lake Management (#199); Unemployment Fund (#502).

Tuesday saw the Mason County Assessor Patti McLean discuss her budget requests.

Here is the schedule for the remaining budget workshops (subject to change):

Monday, October 14, 2019
2:00 p.m. Auditor
2:45 p.m. Public Works, Equipment Rental & Revolving (ER&R) and Utilities Waste Management

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
10:00 a.m. Sheriff

Monday, October 21, 2019
2:00 p.m. Community Services
3:30 p.m. Public Defense

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
10:30 a.m. Juvenile Court Services
11:00 a.m. Superior Court and Therapeutic Courts
1:00 p.m. Support Services Budgets
Human Resources/Civil Service, LEOFF 1, Emergency Management; Information Technology; Facilities, Parks & Trails, REET 1 and REET 2

Monday, October 28, 2019
2:00 p.m. Coroner
2:30 p.m. Clerk
3:00 p.m. Treasurer
3:30 p.m. District Court

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Morning is available

Monday, November 18 – Commissioners’ 2020 Preliminary Budget is due to the public

  • Public hearing to certify levies must occur prior to November 30
  • 2020 budget hearing is Monday, December 2 (printed Commissioner preliminary budget is due to public November 18 – 2 weeks prior to public hearing)