The Mathews County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a $28.71 million FY2021 budget as presented by County Administrator Mindy Conner. The vote was 4-1, with supervisor Paul Hudgins dissenting.
In a pair of meetings, one a work session at 1 p.m. and the other a regular meeting at 6 o’clock, the board discussed details of the budget.
Conner presented board members with an operating budget in which she had reduced local revenues by $160,000 from the original budget amount because of anticipated economic impacts of the COVID-19 disaster.
Rather than the originally-projected local revenues of $19.07 million, the operating budget as adopted now reflects anticipated local revenues of $18.91 million. The remainder of the $28.71 million budget comes from state and federal funds.
The reductions in the operating budget came from expected decreases in personal property tax ($25,000), boat tax ($5,000), machinery and tools tax ($5,000), lodging tax ($5,000), local sales tax ($10...
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