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Knox County budget notification process 2011-12
  • Published
    February 24, 2012

    County schedules new budget vote

    The Knox County Commission and Budget Committee will hold a special joint meeting and work session on the county's 2012 budget on Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in the county commissioners' chambers at 62 Union St. in Rockland. That meeting will precede a public hearing and re-vote on the 2012 Knox County budget on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Knox County Jury Assembly Room. The 2012 budget is posted on the ...

  • Published
    February 14, 2012

    Knox County budget a do-over

    Citizens will get another opportunity to review the 2012 Knox County budget, after commissioners voted unanimously Feb. 14 to call for a new hearing. That decision came after municipal leaders challenged the process by which the budget was approved on Dec. 1. The process came under fire from town officials who argued that proper notice was not given for the December budget meeting, at which the 2012 Knox County ...

  • Published
    February 10, 2012

    Knox County to hear budget complaints Feb. 14

    Knox County Commissioners will act on a request for a new public hearing and budget vote during their next meeting 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Knox County Courthouse. The Knox County budget process has come under fire from town officials arguing that proper notice was not given for the December budget meeting, and that a Budget Committee member should not have been allowed to vote by phone. It was at this meeting that ...

  • Published
    February 2, 2012

    Thomaston presses county to reopen budget process

    In a letter dated Feb. 1, Thomaston Town Attorney Paul Gibbons advised Knox County Administrator Andrew Hart the county "must call for a new budget committee meeting which must comply with the public notice requirements of the Knox County Charter." Notice for the Dec. 1 budget hearing and vote was sent to municipal offices by email on Nov. 23, nine days before the meeting. No advertisements were placed in any ...

  • Published
    January 27, 2012

    County responds to questions about budget hearing notice

    Knox County Administrator Andrew Hart sent out a letter Jan. 25 addressing concerns about whether proper notice was given for the December budget hearing in which the 2012 Knox County budget was approved. The letter was sent to Camden attorney Paul Gibbons and the Thomaston Board of Selectmen. Thomaston selectmen had the attorney send a letter to commissioners with questions about public notice. "I have reviewed ...

  • Published
    January 13, 2012

    Town officials challenge county budget validity

    Town officials are raising questions and some are outright challenging the legality of the 2012 Knox County budget approved last month. Union Selectman Greg Grotton, who attended the Dec. 1 budget hearing and observed the votes of the commissioners and Budget Committee, said he firmly believes the vote was not legitimate. Budget Committee member Lawrence Nash of Hope has also challenged the outcome. And the ...

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