Alpena County to discuss budget trouble

File Photo The Alpena County Board of Commissioners

The Alpena County Board of Commissioners is hosting a special budget workshop today at 6 p.m. in the Howard Male Conference Room in the county’s annex building.

During the meeting, the commissioners will receive an update on what the projected deficit is for the 2024 budget year and how low the county’s savings drip before the State of Michigan intervenes in county finances.

At the beginning of the year, the county anticipated having a budget deficit of about $1.8 million by the end of the fiscal year which runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

There will also be a discussion on a proposed public safety millage that would fund local emergency services, which would save the county money from its budget, and begin the process of determining what services to slash if the millage fails or the commissioners don’t have the votes to put it on the ballot.

This meeting is open to the public and public comment is welcome.


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