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No tax increases proposed in Mathews budget

A public hearing on Mathews County’s proposed FY 2021-2022 budget will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School.

No tax increases are proposed for the $28.14 million budget, which is $735,528 less than last year’s budget and includes $9.08 million in local revenue to support Mathews County Public Schools’ $15.59 million budget and local funding of $783,141 for the county’s share of Mathews Social Services’ $2.33 million budget.

Tax rates under the proposed budget will remain at $0.645 per $100 of assessed value for real estate; $3.70 per $100 of assessed value for automobiles, light trucks, and motorcycles; $1.45 per $100 of assessed value for boats; and $2.14 per $100 of assessed value for other types of personal property, machinery and tools.

Excluding capital projects, the total general fund budget proposed for the county government is $8.96 million. Among the top projected expenses are $1.23 million for the Mathews County Sheriff’s O...

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