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Stafford Budget Passes
Stafford Supervisors voted 7-0 this afternoon to approve the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget. check the specifics of that $241 million spending plan here.
The budget resolution included language encouraging schools to follow the supervisors’ plan to tap into the school health services fund.
Supervisors voted 6-1 to set the real estate tax rate at $1.08 per $100 of assessed value–two cents below the current tax rate. Supervisor Bob Woodson voted against that one.
Finally, supervisors approved the five-year capital improvement plan. It includes money to build a new (and bigger) Stafford High School. Supervisor Paul Milde voted against it because he preferred renovating the high school rather than rebuilding it. He also wanted to see a new high school in the future and a new animal shelter built in a shorter time frame.
If you want the board’s take, here is their press release.
Check tomorrow’s paper for more details.