Bud­get adopted in Church Hill

Record Observer - - News - By JACK SHAUM jshaum@kibay­times.com

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.

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