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Approved FY 2018-2019 Budget

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On June 18, 2018, the Board of Commissioners adopted the FY 2019 Budget.

he budget is presented below in PDF format, which can be viewed or printed using Adobe Acrobat.  See the link at the bottom of the page if you want to download a free copy of Adobe.

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Budget at a Glance:  This section gives an overview of the budget and key facts, as well as a guide for interpreting budget summaries.

Budget Message: This section provides a high-level overview of the budget.

Summary Information:  This section provides context for the count's fiscal condition.

General Fund:  Categorizes revenues and expenditures in the General Fund.

Administration:  Administration includes departments that provide support functions for departments that deliver services. It also includes non-departmental expenses.

Education Culture Recreation: This section includes departments that provide education, library services, and recreation.

General Government: General Government includes departments that carry out mandated functions and support the overall governance of the county.

Human Services: Human Services includes departments and funding to agencies that enhance the health and welfare of the county's residents.

Natural Resource Management: This section includes departments that regulate and permit development or are charged with increasing certain types of development, such as tourism or economic development.

Public Safety: Public Safety includes departments that respond to emergency situation, prevent crime and other public safety hazards, and generally protect the safety of county residents.

Enterprise Funds: Operating budgets for departments that are run like businesses.

Other Funds:  This section includes Fire Districts and Special Revenue Funds that account for the proceeds of revenue sources that are legally restricted to expenditures for special purposes.

Appendices: (Supporting information- one file)
Appendix AL Financial and Budgetary Policies
Appendix B: Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
Appendix C: Chatham County 2019-2025 Capital Improvements Program Introduction
Appendix D: List of new or increased fees.