The Crawford County Budget Committee decided to begin the 2019 budget process on Oct. 18.

The committee discussed possible meeting dates during its regular meeting on Monday. District 12 JP and Budget Chairperson Elaina Damante said she was thinking last year the committee waited until about mid-October to start the budget meetings.

The committee eventually decided to meet on Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. to discuss the county budget. A third meeting was also scheduled for Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. if necessary.

The budget committee also approved 10 requests from various county departments during its meeting. In the Crawford County Quorum Court meeting that followed, justices of the peace approved the requests as part of an ordinance to appropriate additional funds and approve additional expenditures to the 2018 budget.

The next quorum court meeting is scheduled to take place Sept. 17.