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Recap of March 22 BOS Meeting

Recap of March 22 BOS Meeting


March 22 Meeting Recap
BOS Receives FY ’23 Budget Proposal
From the Interim County Administrator
 

The Board of Supervisors at its March 22 meeting received the Budget proposal for FY23 from Interim County Administrator Jeff Stoke.  Mr. Stoke outlined the spending plan for FY ’23 that calls for a three cents tax reduction in real estate and a thirty cents reduction for personal property tax rates per $100 of assessed value.  In addition, the budget is proposing that the Board eliminate the vehicle license fees (decal fees).  However, the budget does propose an increase in utility fees (30% for water, 3% for sewer).  The budget includes funding for ongoing capital projects and law enforcement and administrative vehicles.  In addition, it includes a 5% scale increase for all pay ranges.  However, this does not mean a 5% salary increase for all employees.  This budget will fund one new Police Officer, one new IT Technician, and several employee reclassifications.

The proposed FY23 County Budget provides $18,594,912, an increase of $1,538,269, to the Prince George County Public Schools for their operations fund, which represents a 9% increase in the General Fund transfer to Schools.    The total Budget is $160,135,263, which is 19.2 percent greater than FY ’22.  The General Fund Budget is $69,069,370, which is 10.35 percent more than FY ’22.  

A Public Hearing on the Budget will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 in the Board Room of the Administration Building. 

            Other matters that came before the BOS at its meeting and work session: 

·       Received an update on the PG Heritage Center repairs. 

·       Received an update on Station 8 electrical upgrades.

·       Had a discussion on another Convenience Center. 

·       Unanimously approved a transfer from General Fund Contingency in the amount of $4,200 for Senior Task Force funding request. 

·       Unanimously approved personnel policy revision to Section 24.1 through 24.24 entitled Leave. 

·       Unanimously approved a contract amendment on the AMI Radio Read Metering – Contingency, Finance and Bond Charges.   

·       Unanimously approved an award of contract in the amount of $219,600 for janitorial services. 

·       Unanimously approved the advertisement of a public hearing on April 26 for setting a tax rate for real property, personal property, machinery and tools and mobile homes. 

·       Unanimously approved the advertisement of a public hearing on April 26 for ordinance amendments to revise water and wastewater connection fees and user charges. 

·       Unanimously approved the advertisement of a public hearing on April 26 for an effective real property tax increase – equalized rate consideration. 

·       Unanimously approved a resolution regarding the extension of the due date for real estate taxes, personal property taxes, stormwater utility fees and public services taxes. 

·       Unanimously approved the advertisement of a public hearing on April 26 for an ordinance amendment to eliminate the vehicle license fee effective for the 2022 personal property tax year but to clarify that delinquent vehicle fees from prior tax years shall still be owed. 

·       Unanimously approved emergency repairs of Manchester Run Gravity Sewer Trunk Line.

·       Held a public hearing and approved a resolution regarding the proposed authorization of the issuance of General Obligation Bonds in the maximum principal amount not to exceed $5,775,000.

·       Held a public hearing and unanimously approved a resolution appropriating up to $3,071,460 in debt proceeds and/or General Fund, Fund Balance to the Capital Projects Fund.

·       Held a public hearing and unanimously approved an ordinance for a one-time waiver of Code Section 82-311(A) and 82-591 of “The Code of the County of Prince George, Virginia” to allow the use of private water and wastewater facilities.   

·       Held a public hearing and unanimously approved a rezoning amendment request of SI Virginia II, LLC to amend and replace the conditions of Rezoning RZ-20-04 and Zoning Case Amendment RZ-20-05 to consolidate zoning conditions under one zoning case and eliminate a land use restriction on High Cube Warehouse.

·       Held a public hearing and unanimously approved a special exception for Brightview, LLC to permit a special care hospital in a B-1 General business District, for the purpose of providing outpatient substance abuse services in an existing commercial building.