|Description of Agency||Somerset County provides law enforcement, judicial activities, social services, parks, water, sewer and solid waste services, and community and economic development programs. Major programs and budget allocations include:
Social Services which provide a wide array of safety net services ranging from public assistance, child protection, job training, mental health substance abuse treatment and support for mentally and physically disabled persons. (50.5% of the 2011 budget)
Judicial and Law Enforcement including the civil and criminal justice systems and security for county employees and clients utilizing the court system.
Environment and Public Works to maintain roads and bridges, protect the environment and provide water, sewer and waste disposal services.
General Government such as the offices of the Auditor, Board of County Commissioners, Board of Elections, Recorder, Treasurer, and several others.
Debt Service on long term capital initiatives.
Community and Economic Development to maintain and improve our community, stimulate economic development and of regional growth, and enhance amenities in the county.