2018 Tax Rate Adopted
The Board of Supervisors voted to adopt tax rates for 2018 as a part of the Fiscal Year 2019 budget process. The tax rate that garnered the most attention was the real estate tax rate. Unanimously the Board voted to set the tax rate at $0.99.
Speaking to their support of teachers, fire and rescue, law enforcement and county employees Supervisors stated they were willing to set the rate at $.99 that will effectively be an increase on the average tax bill in the county, to ensure their priorities were funded. Supervisor Maurer made it clear that the rate at $0.99 will not fully fund the School Board’s funding request. In order to fully fund the school’s request, according to Maurer, it would require a rate of $1.05. Several Supervisors stated that they will encourage and watch the School Board to ensure the money they allocate to schools provides the 2.5% across the board salary increases.