Northumberland Budget

The Northumberland board of supervisors says a proposed $37.6 million fiscal year 2014–15 budget will bring about a real estate tax increase. The budget also includes money for a new sheriff’s office and money to buy the EVB bank building in Heathsville.

According to the Rappahannock Record, the proposed budget calls for the real estate tax rate to climb from 42 cents per $100 to 49 cents. The budget also includes a 4.3% increase in revenues and expenditures.

It also includes $1.8 million towards the new sheriff’s office and $200,000 for the EVB bank building in Heathsville.

The capital projects budget also includes a $60,600 increase for maintaining county facilities to $100,000. The increase is for major painting and maintenance to the county office building. There also is a new $1.8 million line item for construction of the sheriff’s office.

Public safety costs rose 17.9, but health and welfare costs dropped 26.8 percent.