Bath County’s Proposed Tax Rates Won’t Change for FY 2013

Warm Springs, VA – No tax increases are planned in Bath County for the next fiscal year. At Tuesday night’s Bath Board of Supervisors meeting, County Administrator Matt Walker explained that the proposed tax rates on real estate and personal property will remain the same as they are currently, which is 48 cents on real estate and 35 cents on personal property. No one spoke during the public hearing on the proposed tax rates.

In other business, the Board voted to go with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield for health insurance coverage for county employees for fiscal year 2013. There will be no increase in the cost on dental coverage and overall the switch to Anthem will save the county about $250,000.

The Board also set a public hearing for its June meeting on a rezoning request. David Powell has submitted an application to rezone the original Bacova office building property from convenience business to general business in order to create apartments in the building.

County Administrator Matt Walker announced that the National Association of Counties prescription drug discount card program will go into effect on June 1. This is a free program for Bath residents that offers a discount card that can help save money on prescription medications.

The Board also recognized Richard Armstrong. He recently retired after serving as a Deputy Sheriff in Bath for over 33 years. And Noel Dunnigan was also recognized for his service as a Deputy for more than 30 years.

And the Board appointed Beatrice Clark to the Bath County Department of Social Services Board.

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