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Augusta County public hearing on budget, citizen comments

By Lynn R. Mitchell

At Wednesday’s Augusta County supervisors’ budget meeting local resident Bob Dickerman offered remarks to the Board. Supervisors held a public hearing for the proposed tax rate including: raising estate from $0.56 to $0.58 per $100, keeping personal property that consists of autos and motorcycles the same at $2.50. Personal property consisting of large trucks and trailers, and machinery and tools would increase from $1.90 to $2. Personal property made up of campers, boats, boat trailers, horse trailers, airplanes, and trailers would increase from $1.90 to $2.50.

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Balance in Augusta County

??????????By David Karaffa
Supervisor, Beverley Manor District, Augusta County

Well the budget is done, the tax rate set, and we carry on with the business of our wonderful county. I have gotten a few calls, but not many, having to do with the budget and tax rate decision of the Board of Supervisors. Some wanted more of the tax increase to go to schools or some other facet of local government, while others didn’t want an increase at all. I understand all of these sentiments. The sentiment I would like to put across to folks is balance.

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