Public invited to budget meetings for Cabarrus County

The proposed budget for Cabarrus County will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting Monday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.

This meeting also airs live on Timewarner Channel 22 and will be rebroadcast at 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

Commissioners will delve deeper into the budget at Budget Work Sessions to be held at 4 p.m. these dates:

• May 22 – overview of operating budget, capital improvement plan, Sheriff’s Office, animal shelter

• May 24 – with Convention and Visitors Bureau, Tourism Authority, Economic Development Corporation, Cabarrus County Schools, Kannapolis City Schools and Rowan Cabarrus Community College

• May 29 – with Cabarrus Arts Council, Community Care Plan, Cabarrus Health Alliance, Piedmont Behavioral Health

• May 31 – with fire districts

The public is invited to listen at work sessions, however there will be no public comment period at these meetings.

Budget workshop meetings also will air live on Timewarner Cable Channel 22 and each meeting will be re-broadcast at 1 p.m. the day after the meeting. The first and second budget workshops also will be re-broadcast back-to-back beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 27. The third and fourth budget workshops will be re-broadcast back-to-back beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 3.

In addition to airing on Timewarner Cable Channel 22, Board of Commissioners meetings also can be viewed on demand through the Cabarrus County website (www.cabarruscounty.us) and at www.youtube.com/cabarruscounty.

All meetings are held in the Cabarrus County Governmental Center at 65 Church Street South in downtown Concord. For more information, visit www.cabarruscounty.us/commissioners or www.cabarruscounty.us/budget.