Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards said this morning the meetings for the 2012 county budget will be complete by the end of next week.
In addition, the executive in his Monday Morning Memo reports he will offer his budget proposal on Sept. 25. He warns there will be cuts to some programs due to increased costs in Medicaid, the pensions and social services. The county is working to bridge an $18 million gap.
"The result is that many of the services that Chautauqua County provides to our citizens will be eliminated, programs that help our seniors and veterans (since Albany has determined that they are not "Mandates") are at risk, and our road and bridge repair programs will be virtually eliminated and a property tax increase will still have to occur just to pay the additional money to Albany that they demand," he said this morning.
For a complete link to Edwards' report, click on the link at right.