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Cass budget timeline

BACKUS – The following is Cass County's 2015 budget timeline:

Departmental requests will be presented to the citizen budget committee by Aug. 1. The budget committee will try to match those requests with the expected budget and levy at a tentative Aug. 22 meeting.

The county board will set a preliminary 2015 levy at the Sept. 2 regular board meeting. That amount may be lowered later, but not raised.

The citizen budget committee will meet tentatively Sept. 24 and Oct. 10 and 24 to try to reconcile departmental requests further to match the budget amount.

Proposed 2015 property tax notices will be mailed to property taxpayers in November.

The county board will receive public comment at a 6 p.m. hearing on the budget Dec. 2 at the courthouse in Walker.

The board then expects to adopt a final budget and levy at the 9 a.m. regular board meeting Dec. 16 at the courthouse in Walker.