The Montgomery County commissioners received a presentation on the fiscal year 2023-24 preliminary budget during its July 25 meeting.

In a nutshell

Montgomery County is proposing a $423 million budget for FY 2023-24, according to a presentation given to Commissioners Court by Budget Officer Amanda Carter. The FY 2022-23 budget is $397 million, Community Impact previously reported.

Zooming in

In her presentation, Carter highlighted some changes between the FY 2022-23 budget and the proposed FY 2023-24 budget, which include:
  • Salary study adjustments: $4.1 million with benefits for a total of $5 million
  • Economic development payments: increase of around $3.7 million
  • Employee insurance: increase of $2.5 million
  • Equipment rental, rents and leases and lease to purchase: $1.2 million

What else?

Carter said there are 88 new position requests and over $5 million in capital improvement requests that will need to be considered.

In her presentation, Carter also highlighted specific departments seeing budget increases, which include:

  • Sheriff budgets: from $89.6 million to $96.6 million—$7 million increase
  • IT budgets: from $12.6 million to $14.7 million—$2.1 million increase
  • Commissioner budgets: from $9.5 million to $11 million—$1.5 million increase

Quote of note

“There’s still some things that we need to fund,” Carter said. “Depending on where certified values end up, depending on where [commissioners] want the tax rate to end up, there are still some things that are outstanding here as we go into budget workshop.”

Stay tuned

The Montgomery County Commissioners Court will hold budget workshops from Aug. 8-11.