October 16, 2014
To the Honorable Members of the Rockland County Legislature:
In accordance with Section 4.04 of the Rockland County Charter, I respectfully submit the 2015 Proposed Budget for your review and consideration.
The preparation of the 2015 Budget has proven to be especially difficult given the current state of the economy, the County's deficit fund balance, funding government operations and paying the first installment on the deficit bond. Addressing these items in the budget and going forward will demonstrate to the public, the New York State Office of the Comptroller and the credit agencies our commitment to strengthen our fiscal standing.
At the end of fiscal year 2013, the County's deficit fund balance was approximately $138 million. Since I took office in January, the County was granted permission to issue a deficit bond of $96 million; leaving a remaining deficit fund balance of nearly $42 million, which my administration is addressing in this Proposed Budget. Two years ago a local law was passed to appropriate $10 million to reduce the remaining portion of the deficit. The Proposed Budget is in full compliance of the local law requiring $10 million to be appropriated to fund the remaining portion of the County's deficit fund balance; requiring a property tax increase of 2% and departmental cuts of nearly $8 million.
Table of Contents
County Executive's 2015 Budget Message
Fiscal Impact - Personal Services
2015 Proposed Departmental Budgets
2015 Proposed Capital Budget
Below you will find PDF versions of the 2015 Proposed Budget:
Personnel Budget Rollup
Personnel Budget Details
Departmental Budgets Rollup
Departmental Budgets Details
Contract Agency Budgets