BOS – Budget Work Session


            A Budget Work Session of the Board of Supervisors was held at 6:00pm in the Board Meeting Room, 600 North Main Street, Woodstock, Virginia, on March 15, 2011  The following members of the Board of Supervisors were present: Chairman Conrad Helsley, Vice-Chairman Dennis Morris, Steve Baker,  Sharon Baroncelli and Dick Neese.   Others present included County Administrator Doug Walker, Assistant County Administrator Mary Price, Budget Manager Garland Miller, Budget Committee Members Duane Williams and Cindy George and Deputy Clerk Chris Sherman


Others in attendance included, Director of Northwestern Community Services Buddy Hall and Director of Finance David Toth, Lord Fairfax Health District Business Administrator David Crabtree and Health Director Dr. Charles Devine, Director of Social Services John Ayers, Voter Registrar Lisa McDonald, Electoral Board Chairman Beverley Fleming and GIS Coordinator Chris Way,


Chairman Helsley called the meeting to order at 6:00pm. He requested the Health Department, NWCS and Social Services in Tab C be discussed first on the Agenda.


County Administrator Doug Walker explained that the Proposed Budget Binders include the Administrator’s message and all information submitted from each department. He said he hopes that the first three work sessions give departments a chance to emphasize their requests making this an efficient budget process.


Dave Crabtree, Business Administrator with the Lord Fairfax Health Department handed out information containing current and projected revenues.  He said that the State has proposed a decrease in Food Establishment Inspection Fees and that would have a significant impact on the revenue for FY12 Budget resulting in additional funding from both the County and the State.

Buddy Hall, Director of Northwestern Community Services along with NWCS Finance Director David Toth said that they have not asked for an increase in the past four years and thanked the Board for the new Human Services Building.


John Ayers, Director of Social Services said that his department has continued to shift resources in order to keep up with budget reductions.


Garland Miller, Budget Manager briefly discussed Tax Relief for the Elderly and State and Local Hospitalization Administration, Legal and Auditing expenses, the Commissioner of Revenue and Treasurer’s budgets.


Chris Way, GIS Coordinator said that his Department is requesting the addition of contour lines to the GIS mapping program.


Bev Fleming, Chairman of the Electoral Board said that there is an increase in the cost of equipment maintenance due to the number of elections this calendar year.


Lisa McDonald, Voter Registrar said that her office often gets hit with one time costs.  She said that this year it will be from the re-districting mailings.





With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25pm   







Conrad A. Helsley, Chairman



Douglas C. Walker, Clerk of the Board