Mathews County Sheriff Mark Barrick asked the board of supervisors for additional funding on Monday during a work session held after the scheduled budget public hearing. He requested $100,300 to pay for three dispatch consoles after one crashed last week. The board approved his request.
The hearing on the county’s $23.93 million proposed 2016-2017 FY budget was brief. Only two residents spoke, Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad representative Ron Lambert, who discussed the squad’s budget shortfall, and Mathews County school teacher Amy Bohannon-Stewart, who spoke on school funding.
The budget, which is expected to be voted on at 1 p.m. Tuesday during the board’s regular session, is very similar to the current year’s budget and requires no increase in the current tax rates of $.54 per $100 of assessed value for real estate and $3.70 per $100 for personal property.
Also on Monday night, supervisors discussed a grant for the East River Boatyard.
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