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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.

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  • LarryG

    Why does this sound ODD?

    You’re reporting $241 million with a tax rate of $1.08

    and Spotsylvania’s budget is:

    $394 million with a tax rate of 86 cents?

    Is Stafford’s Budget …REALLY

    231 million + 87 million + 235 million = 553 million?

    What’s the correct way to compare the Stafford and Spotsy budgets?

    Spotsy budget at:
    http://www.spotsylvania.va.us/filestorage/2614/147/2742/181/153/263/7860/7862/Introduction_and_Overview.pdf

  • LarryG

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    April 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm
    Why does this sound ODD?

    You’re reporting $241 million with a tax rate of $1.08

    and Spotsylvania’s budget is:

    $394 million with a tax rate of 86 cents?

    Is Stafford’s Budget …REALLY

    231 million + 87 million + 235 million = 553 million?

    What’s the correct way to compare the Stafford and Spotsy budgets?

    Spotsy budget at:
    www[dot]spotsylvania.va.us/filestorage/2614/147/2742/181/153/263/7860/7862/Introduction_and_Overview.pdf

    Jonas – you gotta fix that option in your blogging software that defaults any blog post to be “moderated” if it has a URL in it.

    Dan Tevlock had to do that with his blog software early on.

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