Supervisors rapidly, quietly undertake “stand-pat” finances

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The annual tax invoice for the “common” single-family residence valued at $378,000 will stand unchanged at $3,757.

After about 5 minutes of dialogue Thursday afternoon, Fauquier’s board of supervisors unanimously adopted a “stand-pat” fiscal 2022 county finances.

The subject of 4 work classes and a March 16 public listening to, the $340.6-million spending plan requires no tax charge improve.

The true property levy will stay at 99.4 cents per $100 of assessed worth. The annual tax invoice for the “common” single-family residence valued at $378,000 will stand unchanged at $3,757.

Whereas the finances funds no new applications, it supplies $202,000 to revive bulk-item disposal service on the county’s 5 waste comfort websites.

To chop prices, the supervisors discontinued the service final July 1.

The fiscal 2022 finances additionally consists of $484,827 to deal with wage “compression” — basically pay disparities that exist between present county authorities workers and new hires.

Affecting 226 workers members, “the compression adjustment will help us with the retention of workers, permit our pay to raised align with the market and assist us to proceed to manage an equitable and constant pay course of,” county Human Assets Director Janelle Downes wrote in an electronic mail.

County Administrator Paul S. McCulla has advisable that the supervisors approve a 2.5-percent pay improve for county authorities and college workers that might take impact in January.

Over the course of a 12 months, such a rise would price about $1.3 million for county authorities and about $2.6 million for college system workers, based on Mr. McCulla.

However the state’s wage pledge would offset the quantity Fauquier would contribute to fund these salaries, the county administrator has stated.

The board plans to debate the potential for wage will increase after Fauquier will get concrete actual property reassessment information later this 12 months and higher understands the implications of accepted state-funded pay hikes for lecturers and state-supported county workers.

Underway, the county reassessment may generate “probably hundreds of thousands” of {dollars} in further income, starting in January, Mr. McCulla stated.

“Due to the slowdown within the reassessments with COVID, we don’t have these numbers firmed up,” board Chairman Chris Granger (Heart) stated. “Often, we might’ve been in a position to make a dedication — if it had been the need of the board — to presumably do one thing with compensation, each on the county facet and extra funding to the colleges.”

The county’s fiscal 2022 to 2026 capital enchancment plan totals $137.7 million, with a further $178.5 million designated for “future” years.

Fiscal 2022 capital tasks whole $8.4 million, together with virtually $4 million for the Taylor Center College and $4 million for broadband growth.

The fiscal 2023 CIP consists of $35.9 million for the Taylor enhancements.

“This has basically been a stand-pat 12 months,” Mr. Granger stated of the fiscal 2022 finances. “I congratulate workers on getting us by way of the pandemic — the majority of it in a single piece.”

The brand new fiscal 12 months begins July 1.

Contact Don Del Rosso at .(JavaScript should be enabled to view this electronic mail deal with) or 540-270-0300.

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