19 March 2016
Supervisors advertise tax hike
Torn between concerns that residents will leave Fluvanna County over either high taxes or faltering services, the Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night (March 16) to advertise a real property tax rate of 94 cents per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2017 (FY17).
Chairman Mike Sheridan joined Supervisors Mozell Booker and Tony O’Brien in supporting the 94-cent advertised rate, while Supervisors Don Weaver and Trish Eager voted against it.
Booker and O’Brien have advocated for a 93-cent rate, which equates to a 3.5 percent tax hike, whereas Eager has pushed for keeping the tax rate steady at 89.9 cents.