Urbanna staff proposes 4-cent real estate tax hike
The figures are preliminary, but the Town of Urbanna staff has recommended a 4-cent increase in the town real estate tax rate as well as a $1 increase in water rates for the upcoming 2009-10 (FY10)budget. The preliminary figures were released at the town council’s finance committee work session on March 27.
posted 04.01.2009County gets good FY08 audit report
Even though there are budgetary concerns in Middlesex County, the most recent audit that ended June 30, 2008 (FY08) does not reflect any major financial health problems for the county. Auditors have indicated to Middlesex supervisors that the county is financially sound.
posted 04.01.2009VDOT to address funding reductions Tuesday
During the meeting there will be a brief presentation regarding the proposed changes that will impact drivers in each area, including planned reductions to: rest areas, safety service patrols, mowing/roadside maintenance, ferry services, and VDOT residency offices.
posted 03.27.2009Planners, supervisors approve special exceptions
A declining economy is directly related to two special exceptions that were recently recommended for approval by the Middlesex Planning Commission, and granted by the Middlesex Board of Supervisors on March 16.
posted 03.27.2009Middlesex faces $800,000 shortfall
Middlesex County taxpayers may be facing another real estate tax hike this year due to a revenue shortfall in the current FY09 budget. Supervisors were informed Tuesday the county collected $800,000 less than budgeted in real estate tax revenue due to a miscalculation in a reassessment year.
posted 03.25.2009Fairheart welcomes stimulus, but has concerns
It’s been a merry-go-round for school officials this year as national and state economic woes have created havoc in budget planning. Federal stimulus funds have, at least temporarily, allowed Middlesex school officials to come up with enough funds to prevent major layoffs in the coming school year.