03/27/13 — Commissioners planning another round of departmental reports

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Commissioners planning another round of departmental reports

By Steve Herring
Published in News on March 27, 2013 1:46 PM

Wayne County commissioners Thursday morning will hold their third and final special session to hear presentations by county department heads as the county moves toward coming up with a budget for fiscal year 2013-14.

However, the special session won't be limited to the presentations. Commissioners also are scheduled to talk legislative issues beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday's special session will start at 9 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth floor of the county courthouse annex.

The agenda does not list specific legislative issues -- commissioners are expected to make that decision during Thursday's meeting.

The discussion is in preparation of an April 5 meeting with the county's state legislative delegation.

The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. at the Goldsboro Country Club with Sen. Louis Pate, Sen. Don Davis, Rep. John Bell, Rep. Larry Bell and Rep. Jimmy Dixon.

Up first Thursday at 9 a.m. is Soil and Water, followed by Cooperative Extension at 9:30, Services on Aging at 10, Wayne Executive Jetport at 10:30 and Facility Services at 11.

Department managers were asked to address the following questions in their presentations:

* What is your department responsible for?

* What issues do you see with upcoming budgets from the state/federal governments and effects it may have on your budget?

* What trends do you see for your department as it relates to the economy, clients, customers, revenues, expenditures, etc.?

* What are your department goals? How do you intend to accomplish them? What resources will be needed?

* What is your total budget and how much of your budget is funded by the county?

* Is your department mandated by law (state or federal)?

* How many employees work in your department, full-time and part-time?