Fayette County Budget May Be Different This Upcoming Year


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- Fayette County Commission called a special meeting earlier today to discuss their upcoming budget.

Each year, budgets are submitted at the end of March for counties on how much money they will request. But, Fayette County’s budget is different this year as they will not have enough money for pay raises.

The meeting was held for Department Heads and Elected Officials in Fayette County to allow them to understand the difference and ask any questions that they may have for the commissioners.

WOAY spoke with the President of Fayette County Commission who shared more about the meeting, “It is going to be a tough budget year.  I don’t think the heads and elected officials were happy about it.  I’m not happy about it.  No one is happy about it. I think we have to be very realistic with what are the financial circumstances surrounding our economy and we have to deal with that now. We have no extra revenues for the County.  I’m not so sure we’d do that, even if we could do that. This meeting was a heads up meeting.  These are the challenges that we are facing,” said Matthew Wender.

Fayette County Commissioners have scheduled several meetings in the next couple of weeks to resolve the budget issues and see if they can fund more money for the County initiatives  before submitting it by the end of this month.

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