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FY 2017-2018 Budget Documents
Adopted FY 2017-2018 Annual Fiscal Plan
Adopted FY 2018 - FY 2027 Capital Improvement Program

About the FY 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 fiscal year budget has begun with work sessions with the Board of Supervisors occurring in September 2017 and will continue through April 2018. The capital portion of the budget will be proposed in January 2018 and the operating portion will be proposed in March 2018. 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 Dates & Presentations from the FY 2018-2019 Budget Development Process

 Dates Topic
 September 12, 2017 Consent agenda of the Board of Supervisors to approve FY 2018-2019 Budget Development Calendar
 September 26, 2017 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss FY 2016-2017 Preliminary and Unaudited Year-End Overview
 October 24, 2017
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss County Fees and Charges for Services     
 November 8, 2017
Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss CORTRAN (Tentative)

Work Session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Update
 November 21, 2017 Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to review FY 2016-2017 Audit Results

Work Session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Linking the Community Strategic Plan to the FY 2018-2019 Budget (Tentative)
 December 5, 2017 Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to discuss FY 2018 Reassessment and Regional Economic Conditions
 December 19, 2017 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss Children's Services Act (CSA) Update
 January 9, 2018 Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss County Financial Policies
 January 23, 2018 Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator's FY 2019 - FY 2028 CIP

Work session with the Board of Supervisors to review FY 2018 Mid-Year Revenue and Expenditure Updates; Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget Issues
 February 13, 2018 Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss FY 2018-2019 Revenue Outlook; County Fees & Charges for Services Compendium
 February 27, 2018 Work session with Board of Supervisors from the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee (BFAC) on the Capital Improvement Program

Work session with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the FY 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Program
 March 13, 2018 Briefing to the Board of Supervisors to propose the County Administrator's FY 2018-2019 Operating Budget
 March 27, 2018 Public Hearing on Effective Tax Rate if necessary and on adopting Maximum Tax Rates

Work session with Board of Supervisors to discuss FY 2018-19 Total Compensation; Outside Agencies; Revenue (if necessary)
 April 10, 2018 Public Hearing to Adopt Tax Rates and on Operating and Capital Budgets

Work session with Board of Supervisors to review FY 2018-2019 Departmental Budgets and Other General Fund Budgets
 April 24, 2018 Work session with Board of Supervisors to review Schools Budget, FY 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Program, Debt, and Other Follow-Up Items
 May 8, 2018 Public Hearing on County Operating Budget and Capital Budgets

1st Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds FY 2019 Operating and Capital Budget

 May 22, 2018 2nd Reading of Ordinance to Adopt and Appropriate Funds FY 2019 Operating and Capital Budget
 June 12, 2018 Work Session with Board of Supervisors to discuss County and Town of Vinton Relationships


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.


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