by Megan Schiffres
HEATHSVILLE—Several members of the public concerned with the financial impact of the COVID-19 virus pandemic on the county and its citizens objected to increases in spending and tax rates proposed in the Northumberland County 2020-21 budget.
“I am left incredulous that, at a time when unemployment in the U.S. just hit 14.7%, local businesses are bleeding to death, people are being funded by the federal government to attempt to make ends meet, the Northumberland County government would even consider additional spending and raising taxes,” said resident Tom Lintner.
The proposed $43,873,687 budget is 4.2% higher than the current year’s total, and the tax rate would rise a little over 2 cents per $100 of value.
The county anticipates revenues of….[to-view-more]