Recap of April 9 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Recap of April 9 Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 9 Recap

Board of Supervisors Approves to Keep the 2025 Tax Levies for Real Property, Tangible Personal Property, Mobile Homes, and Machinery and Tools at Existing Rates 
The Board of Supervisors at its April 9 meeting held a public hearing for the establishment of the 2025 tax levies for real property, tangible personal property, mobile homes, and machinery and tools.  After the public hearing was heard, the Board voted 5-0, to keep the tax rates the same with no increase or decrease.  Therefore, personal property will remain at $3.90, mobile homes and real property at $0.82, and machinery and tools at $1.50 per $100 of assessed value.   

The County’s introduced FY2025 budget was presented on March 26, 2024 and was developed from Board consensus on recommended spending priorities.  The Introduced budget included no change in the Real Property, Personal Property, Mobile Home or Machinery and Tools Tax Rates.  There is no effective tax increase for FY2025 from higher assessed real property values since FY2024/CY2023 assessed values are being used.  The FY2025 General Fund Introduced Budget as presented on March 26 is $74,022,972 - increase of $1,302,617; 1.79% over FY2024.  A public hearing on the FY2025 budget will be held on May 14 and the full introduced budget is available on the County’s website. 

Other matters that came before the Board at its meeting: 

·       Approved on consent an appropriation in the amount of $12,500 for Virginia State Police HEAT Funds. 

·       Approved on consent the acceptance of utility easements for advanced metering infrastructure.

·       Received a roads maintenance report from VDOT. 

·       Received a report on new EMS pharmacy regulations. 

·       Received a report on the Stormwater Program and approved by a 4-1 vote with Mr. Pugh opposed, to authorize Staff to inform DEQ of its choice to administer a Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program whereby DEQ will continue to administer a Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program on behalf of the County. 

·       Unanimously approved recommended FY2025 health, dental and vision insurance renewals with recommended rates. 

·       Approved a donation of surplus property (Fire/EMS ventilation fan) to Petersburg Fire Rescue with a 4-1 vote (Mr. Pugh abstaining). 

·       Unanimously approved an award of contract for Pump Stations 9 & 10 Rehabilitation. 

·       Unanimously approved an award of contract to complete EPA mandated lead service line inventory. 

·       Unanimously approved an authorization for the Utilities Department to apply for Federal Grant funds. 

·       Unanimously approved a budget amendment and appropriation of School Textbook Fund, Fund Balance in the amount of $598,374. 

·       Unanimously approved a budget amendment and appropriation of School Nutrition Fund, Fund Balance, in the amount of $300,000. 

·       Held a discussion and unanimously agreed to cancel the April 18th budget work session.