Friday, July 09, 2010
(Monticello) – County Manager David P. Fanslau announced that the proposed Sullivan County Community College 2010 – 2011 budget has been placed on the County Manager’s page of the Sullivan County website, www.co.sullivan.ny.us
, under the public documents link. The proposed College budget of $16.162 million would anticipate a $4 million contribution from the County’s General Fund or Property Tax Levy.
“Last year, I commenced a protocol of placing the proposed Sullivan County Community College budget on the Sullivan County website as a public service that provides an opportunity to the citizenry to access these public documents without having to file a Freedom of Information Law request,” said Fanslau.
Sullivan County is the local sponsor of the Sullivan County Community College. New York State Regulations requires that the local sponsor appropriate an amount of contribution to the college budget that would provide maintenance of effort. The Community Colleges of the State University of New York were established with the statutory intent that the State of New York would provide the financial support of 1/3 of each Community College budget, the Local Sponsor would provide the financial support of 1/3 of the Local Sponsor’s Community College budget, and student tuition would provide the financial support of 1/3 of the respective Community College budget.
“The State University of New York has consistently failed to provide for the statutory intent for the financial support of the Sullivan County Community College. In fact, after Governor Paterson’s veto of the line item in the recently adopted New York State budget, SUNY will only provide 19.85% of the financial support for the Sullivan County Community College 2010 – 2011 budget,” said Fanslau.
“The funding regulations are yet another example of the State of New York not fulfilling its statutory obligations, but leaving their mandates in place that require the Sullivan County Real Property Tax Levy and student tuition to fund the college budget,” added Fanslau.
The proposed SCCC 2010 – 2011 budget and supporting charts and documents may be accessed by using the following link: http://webapps.co.sullivan.ny.us/docs/cmgr/2010-11SCCCProposedBudget.pdf
The Sullivan County Legislature must approve a SCCC 2010 – 2011 budget by September 1, 2010. There will be a public hearing on the proposed SCCC 2010 – 2011 budget on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 1:50 PM in the Legislative Hearing Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, New York. The public is invited to make comments on the College budget during the public hearing.
For more information, please contact David P Fanslau at 845-807-0450