Certified tax rate ‘60 days out, at best’

The fiscal year for Roane County ends on June 30.

When the county might adopt a budget for the new one is still unclear.

“We’re not going to be able to adopt a budget in June,” Roane County Executive Ron Woody said. “We know that.”

That hasn’t stopped county officials from moving forward with the requirements to set a budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

A public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.