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FY 2016-2017 Proposed Budget Documents
Proposed FY 2016-2017 Operating Budget
Proposed FY 2017-2026 Capital Improvement Program
FY 2016-2017 Budget Memoranda
 
About the Budget Process

Budget preparation is a year-long process of gathering information, analyzing data, and working with departments to understand upcoming needs. Development of the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget began earlier than in previous years to provide the Board of Supervisors more time for discussion. Work sessions with the Board of Supervisors begin in October 2015 and continue through April 2016. The capital portion of the budget is proposed in January 2016 and the operating portion is proposed in March 2016. By state law, localities like Roanoke County must approve a balanced budget by June 30.

A locality’s budget is a document that projects a county’s revenues and expenses for the upcoming year to ensure that the local government can cover costs. The process Roanoke County undertakes to develop a balanced budget for the upcoming year is dependent on many factors that include – but are not limited to - county expenditures (expenses ie: fuel, building maintenance, employee salaries, etc), local tax revenue collection, citizens' expectations for continued service levels, funding for Roanoke County Public Schools, and funding from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Throughout Roanoke County’s budget process, the Board of Supervisors and staff will hold several public work sessions as well as public hearings to gather citizen input before the budget's final adoption. In addition, citizens can send ideas to Roanoke County Management and Budget staff at any time by using our online Budget Comments and Suggestions Form.

For questions about the budget process, please contact the Management and Budget staff at (540) 772-2073. 

Important Budget Dates for FY2016-2017 Budget Development 
The dates below are tentative and subject to change. Due to the many factors that affect Roanoke County's budget development, the dates below may be changed and new dates may be added before the final budget presentation and approval.

 Dates Topic
October 13, 2015
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss transportation funding.              
October 27, 2015
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the County's fleet policy, funding, and replacement schedule for light fleet,heavy fleet, and heavy equipment.
October 27, 2015
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the Stormwater Management Program funding.
October 27, 2015 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review first quarter revenue and expenditures in FY2016.
November 11, 2015
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the County's fiscal policy, debt, and sources of funding for capital improvement program.
November 17, 2015
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review the capital improvement program process and funding requests by functional budget team and countywide capital maintenance program funding requests. 
December 8, 2015
Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to review regional economic conditions and real estate reassessments. 
January 12, 2016
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss funding of the Children’s Services Act Program.  
January 26, 2016
The Roanoke County Administrator presents a proposed FY2016-2017 Capital Improvement Program at the Board of Supervisors.
January 26, 2016 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review second quarter revenue and expenditures in FY2016.
February 9, 2016  Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss FY2017 revenue estimates.
February 23, 2016 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss workforce and compensation. 

Supplemental information found here
March 8, 2016 The Roanoke County Administrator presents a proposed FY2016-2017 Operating Budget at the Board of Supervisors meeting. 

Click here for full Proposed FY2016-2017 Operating Budget.
March 22, 2016 Public hearing on the proposed FY2016-2017 Budget at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Resolution to establish the maximum tax rate. 

Work session on Employee Compensation.
 April 12, 2016 Work session on FY 2016-2017 Operating Budget 

Resolution to adopt the FY2017 tax rate.
 April 26, 2016 Work session on Proposed FY 2017-2026 Capital Improvement Program, FY 2016-2017 Debt Fund, and No Debt Scenario
 May 10, 2016  1st Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds FY2017 Operating and Capital Budget.
May 24, 2016   2nd Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds FY2017 Operating and Capital Budget.


For More Information
For more information about the budget process, contact the Management and Budget staff at (540) 772-2073. To view previously adopted budgets, please see our Annual Fiscal Plan page.