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Budget, tax rate on Tuesday’s agenda

The Finance, Audit and Budget Committee will meet Thursday evening, as supervisors continue their budget process.

At last week’s meeting, the Board put off approval of the fiscal 2013 budget and 2012 tax rate, citing unknowns in the state budget, which was not approved that day either. State legislators approved Virginia’s budget the next day.

But there were still several other unknowns at last Tuesday’s meeting, including what the tax rate should be in order to achieve a balanced budget.

Supervisors will take up the budget again at their regular meeting May 1. This will likely push back the due date for taxes.

The budget committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the county administration conference room. Members will discuss Utilities, the CIP and the fiscal 2013 budget.