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County Administrator Bryan J. Hill released his proposed Fiscal Year 2017-2018 financial plan for James City County on April 1. The proposed plan for FY2017 is 3.3% over the FY2016 budget to $193,475,000 with no tax rate increases. The FY2018 budget plan increases to $196,675,000 or 1.7%.
The proposed FY2017-2018 budget continues to support the five strategic initiatives established in FY2016 – road and infrastructure improvements; water; stormwater; schools; and fiscal strength. In addition, the strategic planning process has highlighted the need to continue working towards economic development and preventative maintenance.
The proposed budget including information on revenue is available for review on the County’s website.
After a series of work sessions and community meetings, the Board of Supervisors will vote on the proposed FY2017-2018 County budget and JCSA budget at the May 10 regular meeting. Once adopted, the budget will cover July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018. Opportunities for citizen input are as follows:
Community meetings by voting districts, each at 6:30 p.m.
The Board of Supervisors will hold budget work sessions at 4 p.m. on April 28, May 2 and 4 in the Board’s work session room at 101 Mounts Bay Road, Building F. Although there are no opportunities for public comment during work sessions, they can be viewed on JCC TV Cox Cable channel 48, and streamed live and on demand at jamescitycountyva.gov. The proposed FY2017-2018 budget can be viewed and downloaded at jamescitycountyva.gov/budget and copies are available for reading at public libraries and the County’s Satellite Services Office, 3127 Forge Rd., Toano.
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