2019 Budget Message
The Board of Supervisors adopted the 2019 Budget with income and expenses totaling $3,896,221 with a 2 mil general fund real estate tax increase at their December 20, 2018 Regular meeting, as advertised. The tax increase was approved to address unbudgeted 2018 consultant expenses and 2019 budgeted expenses related to the Rockhill Quarry litigation. The last real estate millage increase was in 2015. There will be no increase to the sewer rate or street light assessment.
In 2019, the Board looks forward to continuing to providing the same level of services to residents. At this time, road improvements are projected to be: completing in-house paving on West Rock Road and nova chip application on Hillendale Road and Creekview Drive.
Additional items planned for 2019 is the update to the 2005 Comprehensive Plan, a pedestrian bridge replaced adjacent to Mood's Covered Bridge, Willard H. Markey Centennial Park pavilion roof replaced and siding and windows at 1802 Ridge Road property. The Municipal Complex renovations are continuing with an addition and renovation to the municipal office and possible public works complex updates. The last improvement to the municipal office was in 1992 by adding an entry roof.
The total Real Estate Tax rate will be 12.235 mills or approximately $489 for the average homeowner. The $489 per average assessed property is divided amongst General Fund ($349), Fire Protection ($40), Building Debt Service ($50) and the Permanent Capital Improvement ($50).