Budget Work Session

Board Conference Room
600 North Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664

Minutes of the Board of Supervisors

BUDGET Work Session

April 25, 2017

A Budget work session of the Board of Supervisors was held at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room of the Government Center, 600 North Main Street, Woodstock, Virginia, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  The following members of the Board of Supervisors were present:   Chairman Conrad A. Helsley, Vice Chairman Richard Walker, Marsha Shruntz, Dick Neese, Steve Baker and Cindy Bailey. Others present included County Administrator Mary Price,   Assistant County Administrator Evan Vass and Director of Finance Harrison Nicholson.

  1. Continued deliberations on the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Budget.

Chairman Helsley announced that no formal vote would take place at this meeting regarding the budget or the tax rate.  He said the Board would discuss different tax rates and perhaps come to a consensus for a proposed tax rate at the next meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Supervisor Baker stated that he had received phone calls and emails supporting a tax increase and he suggested $0.63.

Supervisor Neese said that he would prefer the entire $0.64 cent tax rate.

Supervisors Bailey, Shruntz and Walker said they would vote to keep the $0.60 cent tax rate.

Chairman Helsley expressed his concern about balancing the budget taking money from the fund balance.

The meeting adjourned at 5:31 p.m.