Sherburne County welcomes input from residents. Please direct any comments or suggestions on the County Budget Process to Dan Weber, Assistant County Administrator.
On September 17th, the County Board approved a preliminary 2020 budget of $97,203,515 that includes a levy of $50,619,077. This represents a 4.94% increase from the 2019 levy. Additionally, the County Board set the Regional Rail levy at $0 primarily due to the 2018 adoption of the Local Options Sales Tax.
The 2020 budget allows Sherburne County to continue to focus on our countywide strategic priorities:
- Promoting Healthy, Safe and Livable Communities
- Encouraging Economic Vitality
- Enhance & Expand Partnerships While Creating an Informed Public
- Continue to be Fiscally Prudent Stewards of the Public Trust
- Foster Organizational Excellence
On Dec. 18, the County Board approved a 2019 budget of $95,099,651 that includes a levy of $48,235,236. This represents a 4.07% increase from the 2018 levy. Additionally, the County Board reduced the Regional Rail levy to $0 primarily due to the recent adoption of the Local Options Sales Tax. The net effect of both county levies reduces the 2019 combined levy increase to 0.99%.
Preliminary Budget Discussion with the Board and Departments receive budget packets
Departments plan and prepare their budget proposals and make budget requests
Budget proposals due to County Administration
County Board workshops to review preliminary departmental budgets including technology and staffing requests with department heads
Board of Commissioners review Administration recommendation and adopts preliminary budget
- October through December
Receive input and feedback from the public on budget proposal
Hold the Truth-in-Taxation public hearing to discuss the budget and pass the final budget and levy for adoption