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Mathews tax rates to remain unchanged

Following technical glitches that forced Monday’s public hearing to be continued to the following night, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors approved keeping its tax rates the same for the coming year.

Supervisors voted unanimously to retain the current tax rates next year, adopting a real estate tax rate of $0.645 per $100 of assessed value and a personal property tax rate of $3.70 per $100 of assessed value. All of the other tax rates will remain the same, as well.

Supervisors took no action to adopt the county’s FY2021 budget, since state law doesn’t allow adoption of the budget on the same night as the public hearing. Adoption will be considered during a meeting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.The public hearings were held electronically because of the “stay-at-home” emergency declaration that Gov. Ralph Northam issued last month in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Gatherings of more than 10 people are currently not allowed, and residents are cautioned to maintain six fee...

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