State Budget Delay Concerns Jefferson County Commissioners, Other County Governments

Jefferson County Commissioners Paul Corbin James McIntyre Jeffrey PisarcikBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) –The Jefferson County Commissioners are among the county leaders from across the commonwealth who are becoming increasingly concerned as they await the passage of a state budget, which provides critical funding for many county programs.

Jefferson County commissioners Paul Corbin, James McIntyre, and Jeffrey Pisarcik said July 15 counties may have to pay for many services out of their own coffers and wait for the state for reimbursement whenever a state budget is passed.

“At the recent Northwest County Commissioners meeting, having no state budget yet was the biggest concern. Everyone wonders exactly what it will mean for the counties….How much funding will be needed to pay for state services, and how long will we have to wait for it to come back? We don’t know,” Pisarcik said.

Corbin agreed and said planning will be difficult for all Pennsylvania counties until the state budget is passed.

“As far as the state budget is concerned, we will try to plan, but how can you possibly plan without any kind of certainty?” Corbin asked.

Commissioners Approve County Audit

Jefferson County’s annual audit and 911 audit for 2016 will be performed by Zelenkofske Axelrod, LLC.

The commissioners approved the company to perform the financial and single audit for 2016 at a cost of $49,280 and the 911 audit at a cost of $3,370.

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