• aGENDA oCT. 21 MEETING
• Registry of Deeds office going digital
• County given land near regional airport
• County switching deeds records company
• Commission Meeting schedule Aug-Dec 2014
• Airport future discussed
• Commissioners okay electronic timekeeping
• County takes over airport
• 2014 final budget OK'd
• 911 dispatch - the glue that binds emergency services
• County tax levy by towns
2015 Oxford County Budget
OXFORD COUNTY BUDGET
The Oxford County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on both the
proposed 2015 county budget, and FY16 unorganized territory budget,
beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in the Commissioners'
office within the courthouse at 26 Western Ave. in South Paris.
The public is welcome with written comment, oral comment, and questions
encouraged. Copies of these budgets are available at the Commissioners'
office and at www.oxfordcounty.org. Light fare will be available prior to
Caldwell Jackson, Chairman
Steven M. Merrill
David A. Duguay
Stairs, repairs bulk of increases in proposed budget
by Christopher Crosby, Staff Writer Sun Journal Oct. 8, 2014
PARIS — Oxford County departments are requesting an additional 7 percent in funding — a $.05 tax increase — in a first glance at the 2015 budget.
|The majority of the 7 percent increase proposed by departments in Oxford County's 2015 budget is building maintenance, including the stairs in front of the courthouse at 26 Western Ave. in Paris.
The county tax represents the smallest of the three claimants on residents' property tax bills.
The 2015 proposal seeks $405,097 more from residents than last year — from $5,273,965 to $5,679,062. It would fully fund current programming and add two new positions if the budget proposal passes.
At $385,000, capital expenditures on building improvements comprise the lion's share of that request.
The proposal calls for launching a $500,000, four-year plan to weatherproof the courthouse's brick exterior at $125,000 a year, $100,000 of which would be split between roof repairs and renovations to the district attorney's office.
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