At 51 cents per $100 of assessed value, Augusta County has one of the lowest tax rates in the state, but looming needs have supervisors talking about higher taxes.
The board spent Wednesday talking about next year's budget, and pressing needs like schools, public safety, and fire and rescue. The majority are in favor of a 56-cent tax rate.
Two cents of that new revenue will go to the schools.
"It'll result in more than $4 million going to Augusta County Public Schools, four more sheriff's deputies, three firefighters and one lieutenant position and some money set aside for some capital funding. We need to buy a fire truck, stuff like that,” said Augusta County Supervisor David Karaffa.
Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the proposed 56-cent tax rate April 16.
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