Public hearing for budget set

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A public hearing to discuss amendments to the fiscal year 2017/2018 budget, which includes adding $6 million for capital improvement projects for public schools, has been set for March 12, a public notice from the county cited.

The Charlotte County Board of Supervisors will take public input for consideration of amending the budget’s allocations for school capital projects, the notice cited.

The allocations listed, according to the notice, include $1.2 million of the $6 million for additional appropriations to School

Capital Projects, $100,000 of the $6 million allocated for additional appropriations for debt issuance costs and $4.8 million to remove transfer to capital projects fund.

Gary Walker, chairman of the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors, said Friday that the items on the budget that make up capital improvement projects for schools in Charlotte County total $6 million.

He said the projects included renovations to the HVAC system at Eureka Elementary School, purchasing 17 school buses and repairing the roof and renovating the restroom facilities at Randolph-Henry High School.

Walker said the $6 million was not included in the original budget.

Walker said the public hearing seeks to inform the public about the budget amendments and expenses.

“We have to have a public hearing,” Walker said.

The hearing will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room of the County Administration building, located at 250 LeGrande Ave., Suite A