The Oakland County Board of Commissioners Passes Triennial Budget for 2014-2016

The Oakland County Board of Commissioners successfully passed a balanced budget recommended by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee for fiscal years 2014, 2015, and 2016 at the September 19, 2013 Board meeting. The budget was presented by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee Chairman Thomas F. Middleton on behalf of the committee to the full Board.

“I am pleased with today’s unanimous 21-to-0 vote in favor of passing the finance committee’s amended county executive’s budget for 2014, 2015, 2016. This action demonstrates the unique ability that Oakland County leaders have in working together which is the key to creating a balanced budget. This bi-partisan effort is a collaboration among the county administration, the Board of Commissioners and all county-wide elected officials and has made the more than $799 million budget for 2014 a reality. The planning that goes into establishing a balanced budget is tremendous. The investment we make to implement the very best budgetary practices makes Oakland County a standout in fiscal management,” stated, Board Finance Chairman, Thomas F. Middleton.

As part of the budget process, the Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee looked at all areas of the budget.

Sharing Commissioner Middleton’s sentiment, Oakland County Board of Commissioner’s Chairman, Michael J. Gingell, stated, “I appreciate the work of the commissioners, the finance committee, the county administration and all the county elected officials who through their efforts helped create a balanced budget.”

*The county’s general property tax will remain unchanged at 4.19 mills.

*The vote of 21-0 in favor of the budget meets the new Fiscal Year October 1, 2013 deadline.

A copy of the County Executive’s recommended budget can be reviewed online at www. oakgov.com/fiscal. For more information, please contact Chairman Gingell at 248-684-1444 and Finance Chairman- Thomas F. Middleton at 248-620-6551.

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