Franklin County Commissioners began reviewing budget requests for the 2016-2017 fiscal year on Tuesday. Their review will continue on Wednesday, when they also are expected to vote on recommended appropriations.

A total budget figure was not available as of Tuesday afternoon, but county clerk Julie Magoon expects to have the total requests tallied and the total of the commissioners’ recommendations available on Thursday.

Last year’s budget was $5.7 million.

The review on Tuesday ran from noon to 3:30 p.m. and will resume on Wednesday at 9 a.m. It is expected to continue through early afternoon.

On Tuesday, commissioners reviewed departmental requests from the Registry of Deeds and the Register of Probate, and from programs SeniorPlus, the Greater Franklin Development Council, Adult Basic Education, Franklin County Children’s Task Force, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services, the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Western Maine Transportation Services.

Wednesday, commissioners will review requests from Tri-County Mental Health and the Western Maine Community Action Program, as well as the Emergency Management Agency, Technical Services, the Franklin County Detention Center and Sheriff’s Department, the Franklin County Communications Center, the treasurer’s office, the Franklin County District Attorney’s Office, the Franklin County Courthouse, the Commissioners’ Office as well as requests for the county’s debt services and insurance.

Following the commissioners’ vote on recommendations, dates for the Franklin County Budget Committee to review the budget and make recommendations will be set.

Once the Budget Committee makes recommendations, a public hearing on the proposed budget will be scheduled.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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