Wicomico County Budget Discussions Center on Tax Increases

As budget deliberations begin for the FY 2012 operating budget, the central question confronting the Wicomico County Council is whether to support a property tax increase of 6.5 percent to fill an anticipated $4.5 million budget deficit.  County Executive Rick Pollitt, who introduced the tax increase in his proposed budget, notes that without it would require a second straight year of layoffs,  decreased funding levels to Wor-Wic Community College, and call for an additional $2…

Tax Increase and Furloughs to Headline Wicomico County Budget Proposal for FY 12

On Tuesday, April 19, County Executive Rick Pollitt is outlining his FY 12 budget proposal to the County Council.  The plan is reported by the Daily Times to include an increase in the property tax as well as cuts to education and public safety.  A third straight year of furloughs is also part of the proposal.    Although the county has a tax cap, Pollitt stated in a  council meeting last week, that.."the county's "revenue cap"…

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