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BOS Passes 96 Cent Rate

April 4, 2007

Yesterday, Tuesday, April 3, the board of supervisors voted to raise the tax rate from 89 cents to 96 cents as I warned you that they would. I voted "no". Here's an article.

Leesburg Today Article:
7-Cent Rate Increase Approved; Schools To Cut $19 Million (headline)
http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2007/04/04/news/fp9908budget040407.txt

(quote) The board of supervisors Tuesday attempted a variety of unsuccessful approaches before settling on a 96-cent real estate tax rate, a 7-cent increase that staff members said amounts to slightly more than a one percent tax increase for the average homeowner in the wake of falling property assessments.

Supervisors trimmed little in general county spending from County Administrator Kirby M. Bowers' proposed $1.38 billion budget, but the school board has more work in front of it.......

Supervisor Mick Staton (R-Sugarland Run) proposed adopting an 89-cent rate early on in the meeting, hoping cuts would follow........

Staton's motion fell one vote short of passing, winning support from Supervisors Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), Jim Clem (R-Leesburg) and Lori Waters (R-Broad Run). " (unquote)

for rest of article online
http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2007/04/04/news/fp9908budget040407.txt

>>> 5 YES, 4 NO TO 96 CENT RATE

YES VOTES: York, Burton, Tulloch, Snow, Kurtz
NO VOTES: Delgaudio, Staton, Waters, Clem

>>>Board Adopts 96 Cent Tax Rate (headline)
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=79741&paper=67&cat=104

This is the Connection newspaper online article on the tax increase.

I have been meeting with many constituents about this and will be at the 11:30 a.m. Post Office Branch opening Thursday, April 5 at Rider's Hobby shop next to Glory Days Grill to help open the facility and maybe talk about this tax increase.

>>> CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP MEETING ON SUBSTATION
>>> APRIL 25, 7 P.M.

The first meeting of the advisory group for the Sheriff's substation at Rolling Ridge will be on April 25 at 7 PM at the Sheriff's station at University Center. Directions are: Take George Washington Blvd north from Rt. 7 (George Washington Blvd is the first traffic light west of Rt 28 on Rt. 7), then take the first right onto Research Place. The station will be at the bottom of the hill on the left. Members of the public can attend and you can join the group if you wish by calling Dave Franklin 571-258-3075. Tell him Supervisor Delgaudio sent you.

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