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Supervisors begin to scratch the surface on 2011-2012 budget

After spending two hours last Thursday digesting and dissecting the proposed 2011-2012 budget without ever addressing funding for the schools, Mathews County board of supervisors continued its meeting to Wednesday, March 30.

Discussing proposed revenues, supervisor Neena Putt asked county administrator Steve Whiteway for a scenario that would illustrate the typical taxes that would be placed on an imaginary individual’s home and vehicles under the proposed budget plan.

Whiteway said he used a specific lot and real vehicles to calculate the difference in taxes under last year’s budget and this year’s proposed budget.

He said that reducing the tax rate from the current 56 cents per $100 of assessed value to 44.6 cents, which would keep real estate taxes level from last year, while maintaining the current rate for personal property taxes at $4.53 per $100 of assessed value, would result in taxes of $2,038 for this imaginary resident with a home assessed at $321,0...

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