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Supervisors take hard look at proposed tax increases

Gloucester supervisors came to a consensus during a work session April 3 to keep the county’s boat tax at $1 per $100 of assessed value. The decision was made prior to the county’s budget adoption, which is scheduled for Tuesday night during a meeting that will begin at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse.

Board members also seemed leery of raising the real estate tax rate, which combined, could force up to $2.1 million to be cut out of the county’s proposed fiscal year 2013-14 budget.

The board of supervisors adjourned the meeting, which was held in the colonial courthouse, taking home information to make tough decisions on what they are willing to cut from the county’s budget in order to minimize or eliminate a tax increase.

County administrator Brenda Garton’s proposed $138 million fiscal year 2014 budget calls for a four-cent increase in the county’s real estate tax rate, as well as a $1.95 increase in the rate at which boats are a...

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