Boone Town Council, Watauga County Commissioners Schedule Two-Day Budget Retreats in February

Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:53 am

By Jesse Wood

Feb. 3, 2015. Budget season is around the corner, and elected officials in the High Country are scheduling budget retreats in the coming weeks to prep for the budget cycle of the 2015-16 fiscal year.

The Watauga County Board of Education has already planned three budget retreats in March to meet with department heads in the Watauga County Schools system and with principals at each school in the county.

In addition, the Boone Town Council and the Watauga County Board of Commissioners have each scheduled two budget retreats in the month of February. Below are the upcoming agendas for the budget meetings.


Boone Town Council/Staff Retreat 2015 Agenda

Friday, Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8:30 a.m.

  • Meet at the Council Chambers (A light breakfast will be available)

8:45 to 11 a.m.

Town-wide Council Discussion Items  

  • Town Charter
  • Agenda Development/Meetings/Agenda Presentation
  • Communications/Information Distribution/Press Releases
  • Existing Budget Update / Future Budget Development
  • Existing Services/ Town Department Feedback

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Administration

Staff Report

Council Input and Requests

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Human Resources

  • Staff Report
  • Council Input and Requests

12 to 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

Police

  • Staff Report
  • Council Input and Requests

1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

Fire

  • Staff Report
  • Council Input and Requests

2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Finance

  • Staff Report
  • Council Input and Requests

3:45 to 5 p.m.

Debrief and Review of Discussion Items/Projects

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

8:30 a.m.

Meet at the Council Chambers (A light breakfast will be available)

8:45 to 10 a.m.

Public Works (Streets, Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste, Facilities)

  • Staff Report
  • Council Input and Requests

10 to 11:15 a.m.

Planning & Inspections

  • Staff Report
  • Council Input and Requests

11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cultural Resources

  • Staff Report
  • Council Input and Requests

12:00 to 12:45

Lunch

12:45 to 3:30 p.m.

Committee Reports from Committee Chairs and/or Department Appointee

3:30 to 5 p.m.

Council Discussion Items

  • Additional Council Requests & Discussion
  • Setting Priorities & Goals for FY15/16
  • Direction for Staff in developing FY15/16 Budget

Watauga County Budget Retreat (Feb. 26 and 27)

Memo from County Manager Deron Geouque to Watauga Count Board of Commissioners:

A draft agenda for the board’s retreat scheduled for Feb. 26th and 27 is enclosed for board review. The agenda may change between now and the retreat based on input from the Board or the county manager receiving additional items for consideration. County staff will start the process of preparing and compiling the information for the retreat.

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