Worcester Approves FY 2017 Budget, Retains Current Tax Rates

The Worcester County Commissioners recently approved its FY 2017 operating budget of $188,872,655 which represents an increase of 3.5% from the FY 2016 budget.

According to a Worcester County press release,

This reflects an increase of $6,422,546 or 3.5% more than the FY16 budget while reducing the requested expenditures of $193.9 million by $5 million.

The approved FY17 budget maintains tax rates at their current levels of 83.5¢ per $100 of assessed value for real property taxes and 1.75% for the County’s local income tax rate.  Due to increasing assessments, Real Property Tax Revenue is projected to increase by $2,625,098 in FY17.

The Commissioners would like to thank County departments and agencies for maintaining and or reducing operating expenses wherever possible. This fiscally conservative budget maintains funding for valuable public services residents can count on, such as public safety, education, infrastructure and existing social service programs.

To read details about the anticipated general fund revenues, expenditures, and Board of Education budget, please visit Worcester County’s website.

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