Wicomico County, Maryland
P. O. Box 870
Salisbury, Maryland 21803
I am disappointed that my staff and I were not afforded the opportunity to discuss the Council Budget Amendments during the May 30, 2017, Council Meeting. As stated in Wayne Strausburg's letter of May 30, 2017, the Council Budget Amendments have resulted in an unbalanced General Fund Budget. A detailed explanation from acting Finance Director Dawn Parks is attached for your review. I have also attached the applicable Charter sections provided by Paul Wilber.
I believe that the County taxpayers will be best served by passing a Budget Bill which complies with the Charter and will allow the County to operate with a balanced budget starting July 1, 2017. My staff and I can meet with you at a mutually convenient time to negotiate a balanced budget, which will allow an Amended Budget Bill to be passed by the Council at the June 6, 2017, Council Meeting.