by Megan Schiffres
HEATHSVILLE—After unanimously (5-0) approving a $43 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, Northumberland supervisors on Thursday, June 18, disagreed on whether to increase real estate taxes and eventually amended the budget.
Board members Thomas Tomlin, Ronald Jett, Richard Haynie, Jim Long and James Brann voted in favor of the initial motion.
Following the defeat of a series of subsequent motions by Jett and Haynie to increase real estate taxes in the county by one, two and three cents, board members voted (3-2) to keep the tax rate at its current 59 cents per $100 of property value.
Tomlin, Long and Brann voted in favor of the motion to keep the current rate, arguing that…[to-view-more]