Budget, ‘Meadows’ purchase on county agenda

When Baldwin County commissioners vote today on a new fiscal year budget, it won’t hit quite as hard as it did about a year ago, even though economic and real estate woes continue, officials said.

That is because monitoring and measures instituted at the first signs of the financial crisis in 2008 have continued, Commission Chairman Ed Bishop said.

“Economic conditions continue to be weak and the commission projects declines in certain revenues. Throughout 2008-09 the commission and elected officials took actions to decrease operational costs, including a hiring freeze. This hiring freeze will continue in FY 2010 with the exception of a few positions recognized within this budget,” a presentation on the proposed new budget reads

Budget, ‘Meadows’ purchase on county agenda