updated 2:19 PM UTC, Oct 15, 2020

Archive Banner

Archived Banner

Budget planning begins

TCBNewsbug590

 

BY CHRIS EDWARDS
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WOODVILLE – With a projected reduction in oil and gas values on the horizon in mind, along with other factors, Tyler County Judge Jacques Blanchette began the process of planning the operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

On Monday Blanchette and other county officials met in a workshop in the commissioners courtroom to discuss budgetary matters. Blanchette said that the county’s chief appraiser David Luther had presented information beforehand about a predicted 27.7% oil and gas values reduction for the county in the coming fiscal year. This factor, along with the passage of    Senate Bill 2, a downturn in the overall market and economic  disruption due to the COVID-19 crisis have contributed to “such an interruptive year in so many respects,” said Blanchette.

Blanchette told the officials and county employees present, along with commissioners who called in on a conference call, that although it is unknown how those factors are going to impact the county’s operations, they needed to be aware of them.

The purpose of Monday’s workshop, overall, was to begin a conversation about planning the budget, which will be adopted in September. The bulk of the conversation in the workshop was devoted to the county’s general fund revenues and expenses.

On Monday Blanchette and other county officials met in a workshop in the commissioners courtroom to discuss budgetary matters. Blanchette said that the county’s chief appraiser David Luther had presented information beforehand about a predicted 27.7% oil and gas values reduction for the county in the coming fiscal year. This factor, along with the passage of Senate Bill 2, a downturn in the overall market and economic disruption due to the COVID-19 crisis have contributed to “such an interruptive year in so many respects,” said Blanchette.

Blanchette told the officials and county employees present, along with commissioners who called in on a conference call, that although it is unknown how those factors are going to impact the county’s operations, they needed to be aware of them.

The purpose of Monday’s workshop, overall, was to begin a conversation about planning the budget, which will be adopted in September. The bulk of the conversation in the workshop was devoted to the county’s general fund revenues and expenses.

42°F

Woodville

Cloudy

Humidity: 100%

Wind: 14 mph

  • 03 Jan 2019 45°F 37°F
  • 04 Jan 2019 55°F 34°F