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Harney County Budget Committee Meeting
Wednesday 27 May 2020, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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A public meeting of the Budget Committee of Harney County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be held in Judge’s Chambers in the Courthouse. The meeting will take place on the 9th day of April 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the Budget Message and Budget Document and for County Department Heads to discuss their individual proposed budgets with the Budget Committee. A copy of the Budget Document may be inspected or obtained after April 9, 2020 at the County Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Additional Budget Committee meetings will be held on Friday, April 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Monday, April 20th 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only if necessary.  All budget meetings are public meetings where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place and any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. This notice can also be found on the County’s website at:

PUBLISH:  March 16, 2020

  • According to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-16 Budget meeting requirements: The Harney County Budget Board will be meeting on April 29, 2020 from 10:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Any questions can be submitted to the Budget Officer, Pete Runnels @  Public phone calls will be taken during the meeting time of 11:00 am -11:30 am 541-573-6356. Please note the meeting will be in accordance to social distancing and the number of people allowed in a group gathering.
  1. Local Budget Meetings. During the COVID-19 emergency period:

a. Any requirement under ORS 294.305 to 294.565, or ORS 294.900 to 294.930, to provide members of the public or taxpayers an opportunity to ask questions and comment, or to appear before or meet with, or to attend a hearing of, either a budget committee established under ORS 294.414 or ORS 294.905, or the governing body of a municipal corporation as defined by ORS 294.311) or council of local governments (as defined by ORS 294.900), may be satisfied by providing a method of appearing or meeting by telephone, video, or other electronic methods and by also providing a means of submitting written communications, including email or other electronic methods, that the committee or governing body may consider in a timely manner.
2020-2021 Budget Process: