On May 23, 2017, the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors modified and adopted a budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). The adopted budget maintains a high level of investment in on-the-ground conservation actions and continues our work to manage invasive species in Clackamas County.
After the Budget Committee approved the proposed budget, the District learned that the cost of employee benefits would increase by $10,000 for fiscal year 2017-2018. On May 23, the Board of Directors increased expenditures by that amount. Staff also recalculated the estimate of working capital available on July 1, 2017 and increased that amount by $14,200. This resulted in a balanced General Fund budget with no change in the taxes needed to balance the budget.
On May 23, the Board of Directors held a public hearing on the budget immediately before their regular Board meeting. Changes to the budget were presented during the hearing.
Resolution 2017-005 was adopted by the Board of Directors. This resolution adopts the budget, makes appropriations, levies the property tax, and categorizes the tax.
Property tax rate
For fiscal year 2017-2018, the Board of Directors maintained the property tax levy rate at the same rate as in FY 2016-2017. The current property tax levy rate is 5.0 cents per thousand dollars of assessed property value. The 5.0-cent rate is the maximum rate the District can levy to provide programs and services to nearly 400,000 people throughout Clackamas County.
For more information
Please contact General Manager Tom Salzer if you have questions about the District’s adopted budget or about the budgeting process. We thank the entire Budget Committee for working smoothly and effectively through the budget process this year.