Queen Anne’s Recommended Budget Holds Tax Rates, Provides COLA

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Queen Anne’s County Commissioners have held a series of work sessions during the month of April to review the Fiscal 2016 budget recommended by county staff. The transmittal letter describes the budget under consideration for the coming year.

The FY 2016 budget grows by $5.6 million or 4.7%, from $118.9 million in FY 2015 to $124.5 million in FY 2016.

…The recommended budget is based on no change in the property tax rate, remaining at $0.8471 per $100 of assessed value.

The expenditure increase of $5.6 million includes a cost of living adjustment of 2% for county employees and continuation of pay for performance at a slightly reduced level.

…The county has included requests for the enhancement of current services for 26.5 new positions and other service improvements, with a focus on economic development and tourism.

The recommended capital budget is $37.1 million includes a bond sale of $17.9 million. The transmittal letter includes projects to be funded through the capital budget.

Commissioners will hold public hearings on the budget on May 11, 12, and 13; and final adoption of the budget is scheduled for May 26.

Additional information in the recommended budget can be found on the county’s website.