Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
BUDGET QUICKY; Mary Lee Carter
I have a story for tomorrow, but I just wanted to write about the recommended budget.
County Administrator Randy Wheeler recommended keeping the tax rate at 62 cents. But the equalized tax rate is 56 cents. So, essentially, the budget contains a 6-cent tax increase as it is currently proposed. Assessments mailed out this week show an average 10.5 percent increase in property values. What that means is to offset that assessment increase, the tax rate would have to be 56 cents.
This week, I will be working on an assessment story. Anyone who wants to discuss their assessment with me, just call or email me.
Also, Mary Lee Carter was appointed to the Planning Commission. The appointment, requested by Supervisor Gary Skinner, was part of the 17-item consent agenda that the county board passed on a 7-0 vote. Mary Lee, if you read my blog, call me tomorrow please?