Budget adopted in Church Hill
CHURCH HILL — Residents of the Town of Church Hill can look forward to another year with the same property tax rate and the same utility tax rate.
The town commissioners, at their meeting on Monday, May 16, unanimously approved the municipal budgets for Fiscal Year 2017. They call for a continuation of the property tax rate of 34 cents per $100 of assessed value and the continuation of the utility tax rate of 85 cents per $100 of assessed value.
All other town fees, including the sewer fee of $315 per equivalent dwelling unit, will also remain the same in the new budget
The property and utility tax rates have not been changed for 33 years, according to the commissioners.
A public hearing on the budget was held before the vote to adopt was taken and there were no comments on the spending package from the several residents attending the meeting.
Total expenses in the General Fund Budget are $361,815 and total income is $295,777. The town has several projects planned in the coming fiscal year and the difference between expenses and income will be made up by surplus funds, town officials said. The Sewer Account Budget shows $129,307 in total expenses, and total income of $152,375.
According to the budgets, the town will again collect $60 per customer for the Bay Restoration Fund to go toward the upgrading of sewer plants around the state.