The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners have released a proposed 2022 budget that avoids tax increases for residents.
The proposed FY 2022 County budget comes in at $154.4 million — a 7.3 percent increase from last year — without any tax increases. The proposed budget assumes no change to the real property tax rate $0.8471 per $100 of taxable assessed value. The County still maintains healthy levels of reserves and a triple AAA bond rating, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the press release:
Some of the projects included in the proposed Capital budget include:
- $6.5 million for Board of Education Projects
- $1.7 million for the Kent Island Library Expansion
- $2.6 million for Parks projects including Terrapin Nature Preserve ranger station and bathroom, athletic field lighting and playground equipment.
- $0.5 million for YMCA
- $4.3 million for the Detention Center renovation
- $3.3 million for Southern Kent Island sewer project
- $0.5 million for 911 Center upgrades
The County has scheduled three public hearing to inform residents about the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 County budget in Stevensville, Centreville and Sudlersville. Residents will have opportunities to comment before the final adoption in June.