Prince William Board of County Supervisors Sets Advertised Tax Rate

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The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise the real estate tax rate for Fiscal 2016 at $1.122 per $100 of assessed value, which would result in a 3.88 percent increase over last year’s average residential tax bill.

The board decided on the advertised tax rate after holding two budget work sessions and hearing from citizens during citizens’ time at several regular meetings. Residents were also able to ask questions about the budget on the county’s FY 2016 Budget Questions Database.

The board may adopt a budget with a tax rate lower than the advertised rate but cannot exceed the advertised rate. The board is scheduled to adopt the budget as early as April 21 with an alternate budget adoption date set for April 28.

In the meantime, the board is scheduled to hold budget work session at 7:30 p.m. on March 10. A budget work session with the Prince William County Planning Commission is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on April 1.

On April 7, during the evening session, the Prince William County School Board is scheduled to present its budget to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors.

A budget recap meeting is scheduled for the board’s evening session on April 14 along with another public hearing for further citizen input.

The board will also hold a budget markup meeting on a date to be determined.

Citizen input will not be taken during budget work sessions. However, county residents may comment on the budget during citizens’ time at any regular board meeting including the budget markup session and the budget adoption session.

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