Wicomico County Executive Culver has presented his proposed operating budget to the County Council.
As described in the Wicomico County Budget proposal, a continued increase in the County’s net assessable real property base and a positive trend in employment support county investments in services, while allowing the county to maintain current tax rates.
Total Operating Budget
- “The budget formally presented Tuesday to the County Council totals $143.7 million, a 6.2 percent increase over the current year’s budget of $135.2 million,” according to the Independent.
- The budget satistifies the maintenance of effort requirement for the county, including an increaseof more than $1 million required by the maintenance of effort escalator.
- Tax rates remain unchanged in the proposed budget.
Government Employee Salaries
- Eligible employees will receive a 2% COLA and Communications Operators will receive a salary increase.