A public hearing about the FY2010 budget for Barrow County's government is scheduled for Monday night at the county annex building.
Final numbers to balance the budget have been compiled but will not be publicly released until that 6 p.m. hearing, according to Bob Hohe, the county's operations development manager.
The Barrow County Board of Commissioners will not vote that night. The commissioners will vote at a second meeting scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, specifically for the adoption of the budget.
Tuesday night, a tentative deal worked out between Sheriff Jud Smith and commissioners Steve Worley and Eva Elder fell apart after the Sheriff issued a letter saying he had found an additional $181,000 shortfall in health and retirement premiums. That memo caught BOC members, including chairman Danny Yearwood, off guard, leading to a lengthy closed-door meeting between the chairman, sheriff and several members of the BOC.