Budget hearings scheduled
The Haines Borough Assembly has scheduled meetings and public hearings for passing the fiscal year 2012 budget.
The assembly will meet as a committee 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Haines Borough Public Library. Discussion topics include budget introduction, general fund overview, revenues, fund balances, economic trends, allocations, the Haines Borough School District, library, Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Community Youth Development and swimming pool.
Another committee-of-the-whole meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the assembly chambers. Agenda items include administration, assembly, elections, finance, assessment, information technology, lands, the Chilkat Center, economic development/tourism, sinking funds, debt-service funds, dispatch, police, animal control and cruise ship tax funds.
The assembly again will meet as a committee 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Sheldon Museum, to discuss public works and facilities, solid waste, ports and harbors, capital projects, road-maintenance service areas and parks.
The budget ordinance is scheduled for introduction April 26 at the 6:30 p.m. regular assembly meeting, also at the Sheldon Museum.
The final budget committee-of-the-whole meeting will be 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the assembly chambers, to consider community funding requests, fire service areas, medical service, water and sewer.
The assembly will sit as the Board of Equalization 6 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the assembly chambers, to rule on property tax appeals.
Public hearings for the budget ordinance have been scheduled for the Tuesdays of May 10 and May 24, during the 6:30 p.m. regular assembly meetings. If needed, a third public hearing would be Tuesday, June 14.
The budget must be adopted by June 15, according to borough charter.
To check on changes to the budget schedule, visit http://www.hainesborough.us.