Needs abound as county starts budget talks
August 21, 2020
The Carlton County board of commissioners is deep in the throes of budget talks again, as they prepare to adopt a preliminary 2021 budget sometime in September and a final budget in December.
Two budget sessions on July 27 and Aug. 4 spanned six hours and included presentations from county departments and budget support for publicly used groups such as the Bookmobile and the Carlton County fair. Many focused on the COVID-19 impact and the annual issue of needed revenues and increased costs.
Following is a taste of the ongoing budget discussions:
• The Arrowhead Bookmobile started operatio...