At the August 9th County Commission meeting, the Elmore County Commission approved the FY 22 Budget. The FY 22 Budget includes slightly over $32 million in anticipated expenditures including over $2 million in one-time expenditures. The approved budget improves public safety and public works through the addition of new personnel to aid in keeping track with the continued growth in the county and demand for services. The budget continues financial support for the Elmore County Board of Education and Tallassee City Schools as well as continuing to invest in our volunteer fire departments. Other important aspects of the budget include the continued waiver of online fees for all tag and title transactions to provide more convenient access to county services for our citizens as well as continued investment into our employees through merit increases and the assumption of projected healthcare increases. Also included in this budget is the third year of the Rebuild Alabama program which will provide the county the ability to invest $1.7 million in local road and bridge projects.
The Elmore County Commission has actively worked to streamline the budget process over the last several years. Coordinated efforts with the elected officials and department heads begin early in the calendar year in order to place the Commission in a position of consideration of the future budget well in advance of the end of the current fiscal year. The coordinated effort has been put in place to provide the various departments as much continuity of operations as possible while allowing them the ability to plan and stay flexible to respond to the needs of our citizens. A copy of the approved county budget can be found here. Anyone with questions related to the FY 22 Budget should contact Richie Beyer, Elmore County Chief Operations Officer, at email@example.com.