Board votes 3-2 for 22% tax hike
By a 3-2 vote on Tuesday, the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors approved an 8-cent real estate tax hike for the calendar year 2010. The new tax rate of 43 cents per $100 of value amounts to a 22.8% increase over the current 35-cent rate. The tax on a house valued at $200,000 will increase by $160 under the new 43-cent rate.
posted 05.05.2010Sheriff addresses Middlesex NAACP
Members and guests of the Middlesex NAACP got an insider’s look at the workings of the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office. The guest speakers were Abbott and Deputy Benny Burrell, who is the school resource officer at St. Clare Walker Middle School.
posted 05.05.2010Supervisors go after meals tax
The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to start the process of having a referendum for a food and beverage tax placed on the November 2010 ballot.
posted 05.05.2010Citizens criticize proposed 34% RE tax increase
Over 30 citizens spoke against a proposed 34% real estate tax hike last Thursday at a public hearing on the FY11 Middlesex County budget. The proposed budget totals $19 million; includes a 12-cent increase in the real estate tax rate; and provides no additional local funds for education.
posted 04.28.2010Wanted: More local school funds
Numerous county residents spoke in favor of providing more local funds to the Middlesex County Public School System last Thursday night in the historic county courtroom at Saluda. The Middlesex County Board of Supervisors has proposed a 12-cent real estate tax hike that will generate about $2.5 million in additional revenue, but none of those funds would go to county schools.
posted 04.28.2010Town election set for Tuesday
Town of Urbanna voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 4, to choose a mayor and six council members. All terms are for two years. Only the mayor’s position is being contested. Two members of town council are running for mayor—Donald B. Richwine and Janet Suzon Smith.