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Gloucester moves ahead with FY22 budget

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors began discussions Monday on the county’s FY22 budget.

During Monday’s online meeting, County Administrator Brent Fedors made a presentation on the proposed budget and recommended tax rates and reviewed the proposed Capital Improvement Plan. With efforts to keep the budget lean while addressing needs in the county, the draft budget Fedors has proposed totals $185,216,853.

A new component of the proposed budget is the addition of the 1 percent sales tax increase. The sales tax increase was approved by Gloucester voters by referendum last November. The increase will be used to fund school construction and renovations. The board voted unanimously to accept the increase following a public hearing on Tuesday.

While the board also voted to move ahead with an advertised real estate tax rate of 74.5 cents per $100 of assessed value to provide supervisors with some flexibility as it works through the budget process, Fedors’ proposal would keep that r...

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