York Residents Can Speak on Budget Proposal on Thursday

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York County is anticipating about $2 million of additional revenue in next fiscal year's budget. (Photo courtesy York County)
York County is anticipating about $2 million of additional revenue in next fiscal year’s budget. (Photo courtesy York County)

The York County Board of Supervisors decided to move their regular meeting to Thursday, when a public hearing is scheduled for the proposed fiscal 2017 budget.

County Administrator Neil Morgan said the regular meeting originally scheduled for tonight did not have enough business items to justify two separate meetings.

Morgan said he is not anticipating any major changes in his budget proposal prior to Thursday’s public hearing.

He said minor changes and reconciliations are likely over the few weeks, leading up to the scheduled adoption next month, but nothing of a “substantive nature.”

The $187.7 million budget comes with pay raises for all county employees on some level and consists of $135.4 million for county and York County School Division operations.

No tax increases are included in the budget.

The county is anticipating about $2 million in revenue growth in the next fiscal year, primarily from real estate tax, which includes about $1 million from new developments and assessment growth.

To read more about Morgan’s budget proposal, click here.

The budget for fiscal 2017, which begins July 1, is slated for adoption May 3.

The full text of the proposed budget and a video highlighting the budget are available on the county website.

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