2015 Finance Committee Budget Review Schedule - Revised 10/14/2014
County Executive's 2015 Budget Address (Transcript)
County Executive's 2015 Budget Address (Powerpoint)
County Executive's 2015 Recommended Budget
County Executive's 2014 Recommended Capital Improvements Program (CIP)
Additional Budget information can be found here.
Budget Documents for 2014 can be found here.
Budget Documents for 2013 can be found here.
Budget Documents for 2012 can be found here.
Budget Documents for 2011 can be found here.
Each year, the Finance Committee of the County Legislature reviews the County Executive’s recommended budget, capital program and budget message and files with the Clerk of the Legislature a report which includes any recommendations for amendments. The full Legislature then meets to debate and vote on the Finance Committee's recomendations. Above are the Review Schedule, the Finance Committee's Budget Report, produced after the committee meets with each department listed in the Review Schedule, and the final amendments approved by the full Legislature.
After the full Legislature submits its report to the County Executive, he or she then decides whether or not to accept or veto each separate amendment. If the Executive chooses to veto any of the legislative amendments, the Legislature must then meet to discuss an override of those vetoes. An override vote requires 12 affirmative votes to be carried. If a motion to override does not have 12 affirmative votes, the motion fails and the the veto is sustained. A more detailed description of the process is outlined below and comes directly from Article VI of the Broome County Charter.
For more information on the budget process and to view previous year adopted operating, capital and Broome Community College budgets, please visit the Office of Management and Budget page.
Review of proposed budget; capital program and message.
The County Legislature, or a committee designated by that body, shall review the proposed budget, the capital program and the budget message as submitted by the County Executive and shall file with the Clerk of the County Legislature its report, including any recommendations proposed therein. Such report shall become a public record in the office of the Clerk of the County Legislature, and copies thereof shall be made available by such Clerk for distribution.
(A) The Clerk of the County Legislature shall cause to be published in the official newspapers and such other newspapers as may be designated by the County Legislature a notice of the place and time, not less than seven (7) days after such publication nor later than the 31st day of October, at which time the County Legislature will hold an initial public hearing on the proposed budget, the capital program, the budget message submitted by the County Executive and any report, if submitted, by the County Legislature or a committee designated by that body.
(B) The Clerk of the County Legislature shall cause to be published in the official newspapers and such other newspapers as may be designated by the County Legislature a notice of the place and time, not less than seven (7) days after such publication nor later than the 14th day of November, at which time the County Legislature will hold a second public hearing on any items in the proposed budget that the County Legislature intends to strike, reduce or increase pursuant to C607 of this Article.
Adoption of budget.
(A) After the conclusion of the public hearing, the County Legislature may strike items of appropriation or anticipated revenues from the tentative budget or reduce items therein, excepting appropriations required by law or for debt service. It may change items in such budget, provided that such changes are stated separately and distinctly.
(B) If the budget, as submitted by the County Executive, is adopted by resolution of the County Legislature with no changes, such budget shall be deemed to have been adopted without any further action by the County Executive. If, however, the budget as passed by the County Legislature contains any changes, the same shall be presented by the Clerk of the County Legislature to the County Executive not later than the 15th day of November for his or her examination and consideration. If the County Executive approves all the changes, he or she shall affix his or her signature to a statement thereof and return the budget, together with such statement, to the Clerk of the County Legislature, and the budget, including the changes as part thereof, shall then be deemed to be adopted.
(C) If the budget, with any changes, is not returned by the County Executive to the Clerk of the County Legislature with objections on or before the 19th day of November, it shall be deemed adopted.
(D) If the County Executive objects to any one (1) or more of the changes, he or she shall append to the budget a statement of the changes to which he or she objects, setting forth his or her reasons therefor, and shall, not later than the 19th day of November, return the budget with his or her objections to the Clerk of the County Legislature, who shall present the same to the County Legislature at a meeting to be held not later than the 25th day of November. The County Legislature shall thereupon enter the objections upon its journal and proceed to reconsider the changes to which objection is made by the County Executive. If, upon such reconsideration, three-fifths (3/5) of the whole number of members of the County Legislature vote to approve such changes, or any of them, the budget, with the changes so approved, together with any changes not so objected to by the County Executive, shall be deemed adopted. If the Legislature fails to act on or to override such objections by said three-fifths vote on or before the 27th day of November, the objections shall become final and deemed adopted without the changes objected to by the County Executive.
(E) If a budget has not been adopted as herein provided on or before the 27th day of November, then the proposed budget as submitted by the County Executive, plus all changes as to which he or she has failed to object, shall be the budget for the ensuing fiscal year.
(F) If any limitation date mentioned in this Article falls on a holiday, Saturday or Sunday, then any time limitations required herein shall be extended to the next business day of the county.