Departments presenting budgets include emergency management, the state’s attorney’s office and the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center.
County department heads will be discussing next year’s budget for a scheduled two hours before Tuesday’s regular County Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Among those appearing before the commission will be Rachel Johnson, director of the Lake Region Heritage Center Museum. The future of the museum is unclear due to budget issues, and LRHC board member and County Commissioner Lucas Wakefield estimates that without an additional funding source, the museum could close in 18 months.
Johnson also says the 107-year-old building is in need of significant attention.
An agreement between the county and city concerning ArcGIS, a mapmaking and geographical data platform, and a bill concerning the west end dike will also be discussed Tuesday.
Other departments presenting budgets include emergency management, the state’s attorney’s office and the Lake Region Law Enforcement Center.
LEC director Rob Johnson faces several concerns at the facility, including a falling inmate count and the third escape from the jail since 2015.
New facilities in Ward and Burleigh counties, as well as fewer U.S. Marshals inmates, means that revenue generated from inmate counts projects to fall.