Budgeting Process a Difficult Situation this Year for Polk County Commissioners
Fosston, MN — The Polk County Board of Commissioners is in the midst of budget planning for the 2023 year and it’s a process that has gotten more complicated with rising inflation and a shortage of goods. Polk County Commissioner Joan Lee joined the KKCQ Food for Thought Program to share more about the tricky budget process this year. Most challenging according to Lee, is that they are being forced to commit to big ticket items such as machinery because they are in such short supply.
Next week the Polk County Commission will sit down with each of their department heads to look over their budget requests for the 2023. Lee also notes that many of the department heads are likely to retire in the next few years, so the commission is working on a succession plan for down the road when they do decide to step away.
The Polk County Commission will set their preliminary budget on September 27th and will set a final budget sometime in December. Historically, according to Lee, the commission sets a final levy increase of between 3 and 4%.
Listen to the full interview Commission Lee from the KKCQ Food for Thought below: