CHURCH HILL — Church Hill Town Commissioners on Friday, April 26, released a proposed fiscal year 2020 budget of $509,600 with income totaling $373,167 and a budget shortfall of $136,433.
The budget reflects a tax rate of $0.34 per $100 of assessed value for real property and establishes a utility rate of $0.85 per $100 assessed value for real property. The budget also indicates a sewer fee of $340 per equivalent dwelling unit as well as providing for the collection of the state’s annual Bay Restoration Fund fee of $60.
Local taxes comprise the majority of revenue, with income tax equalling $50,000 and property taxes totaling $184,000.
As for expenses, debt services equal $115,000, financial administration is $18,000, general services equal $69,050, payroll amounting to $31,200, and other total general government expenses equal $56,275.
Additional expenses include miscellaneous costs of $350, total general government equaling $190,675, total fire and rescue services being $4,200 of a total public safety cost of $8,900. Public works accounts for $185,025.
As a result of a $150,000 FY 2019 unexpended surplus, Church Hill remains in the black by a margin of $13,567.
The proposed budget projects total sewer user fees of $142,760. Total service charges are expected to be $176,360. The Chesapeake Bay Restoration fee is estimated to garner $21,400.
A hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, June 3, at Town Hall, 406 Main St. in Church Hill.