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Mathews supervisors hold work session

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors held its second FY24 budget work session on Tuesday.

The stated purpose of the meeting was to discuss budget options, and County Administrator Ramona Wilson provided the board with a 12-page outline of her proposals for addressing some of the issues supervisors raised during the first budget work session, as well as other budget-related issues.

Wilson’s comments were brief and to the point. The meeting lasted two hours as chairman Dave Jones and supervisor Mike Walls provided opinions regarding such topics as public education, the local school system, the prior board of supervisors, religion, the commissioner of the revenue, the social and fiscal policies of the Democratic Party and the federal government, and other topics.

Real estate assessment

One of the primary points of discussion was the 37 percent increase in the value of real estate over the past two years, which would result in higher taxes on people’s homes and businesses i...

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