Tax Rates Remain Unchanged For Bath County

Warm Springs, VA – Tax rates will stay the same in Bath County. At Tuesday night’s Bath Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board approved tax rates for fiscal year 2010-2011. Tax rates will remain at .55 cents per $100 of assessed value on real estate and . 35 cents per $100 of assessed value on personal property.

The County budget was also approved Tuesday night. The Board approved a revised budget that restored positions that were cut by the state in the county’s constitutional offices. The state cuts equaled about $73,000, but calculating in a state revenue increase, the county was left to pay the difference of about $40,000 to fund the positions and keep them.

This year Bath County received an unexpected 1.2 million dollars in revenue, due to the state’s change in a calculation for taxes on public service corporations. But the Board expressed concerns about cuts coming next year and Supervisor Jon Trees said that at some point the county is going to have to cut back on salaries. Supervisor Carol Hardbarger said the board will have to look at making across the board cuts in the future that will affect everyone equally.

It was reported Tuesday night that the replacement of the Route 676 Bridge is on schedule. Installation of the truss will probably begin in late fall. And the request for the “Children At Play” signs for Carloover Lane is in process. The board authorized County Administrator Bonnie Johnson to sign VDOT documentation as soon as it’s received.

Also on Tuesday night, the board approved a rezoning request from Ronald and Susan Plecker of McClung Development Corporation. The request was to rezone about 166 acres near 1236 T. C. Walker Road in Millboro. The property was zoned as residential and planned development and it was approved to rezone it to general agriculture.

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