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Henrico supervisors to hold April 9 public hearing on fiscal 2019-20 proposed budget

The Henrico Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 9 on the county’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., one hour earlier than usual, in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center’s Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Residents may provide oral or written comments on the $1.3 billion plan, which would guide operating and capital spending for the year beginning July 1. The general fund, which supports the operations of Henrico’s general government, including the Police and Fire divisions and Henrico County Public Schools, would total $918.7 million, an increase of 5.4% over the current year’s plan.

The budget would provide $322.7 million for capital projects — Henrico’s largest ever one-year total for capital spending — including a new J.R. Tucker High School and a new Highland Springs High School.

The proposal recommends no change to the real estate tax rate of 87 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Residents are encouraged to register in advance to speak at the public hearing. To sign up, call Board of Supervisors Clerk Barry R. Lawrence at (804) 501-4318. For information on the proposed budget, call Director of Finance Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. at (804) 501-4266 or Budget Director Justin D. Crawford at (804) 501-5089.

Copies of the proposed budget are available at Henrico libraries, the Office of Management and Budget in the Henrico Government Center and at henrico.us. A video overview also is available on the Henrico County Government channel on YouTube.

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday, April 23 to adopt a budget. The board typically meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center.

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