County lawmakers question Morrisville budget share

NORWICH – County government decision makers again scrutinized the proposed 2008 budget for Morrisville State College’s Norwich campus last week.

A requested 3 percent increase over 2007, on an approximate $34,000 budget, unanimously passed through two committees and is successfully on its way to being approved by the full board.

However, last Wednesday, Treasurer William E. Evans asked the college’s dean to look at whether a nearly half million dollar up-tick in community college charge backs this year was the result of losing an employee dedicated to marketing.

County leaders tentatively approved a $750,000 budget for payments to community colleges in 2007, but Evans reported fall bills were $476,000 more. New York’s community colleges have varied negotiated rates for full-time equivalent students, but all are subsidized – in equal thirds – by the enrolled student, by the county where that student resides and by the state.

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