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Northumberland considers first draft of $45.2 million fiscal year 2022-23 budget

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

HEATHSVILLE—Northumberland county administrator Luttrell Tadlock on Wednesday, April 20, presented the first draft of the 2022-23 fiscal year budget in a special called meeting with the board of supervisors.

Tadlock indicated projected revenues total $36,790,798 based on the current real estate tax rate of $0.61 per $100 of assessed value, “but we can look at what other tax rates would do to the bottom line.” The real estate tax rate was increased last year from $0.59 per $100 of assessed value and according to Tadlock, each $0.01 tax levy increase is equivalent to approximately $280,000. With an anticipated beginning balance of $8,500,000, up from last year’s of $7,500,000, the total anticipated revenues are $45,290,798. 

He also included a potential loss of $215,000 in grocery tax revenue should that source of funding be eliminated by the General Assembly during the budget process, not yet completed as of press time.

Estimated expenditures are $38,995,792, up $2,091,421 or 5.6% from the current budget and exceed projected revenues by $2,204,994. “There is a 5% pay increase proposed that would cost….

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