Northumberland supervisors continue to tweak 2020-21 budget

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

HEATHSVILLE—Following recent work sessions, the Northumberland board of supervisors on Thursday, May 28, asked the county administration to draft an updated budget for fiscal 2020-21 reflecting proposed reductions.

Proposed cuts to the county budget for the fiscal cycle beginning July 1 total $1,282,387 and would result in level funding for county schools and community organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, the Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic and the Northumberland Public Library.

The cuts to various county departments reflect a reduction of $300,000 for an ambulance, $150,000 from the information and technology department’s software budget, and $59,209 eliminating the position of director of general services.

Previously, the board was considering…

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