The Town of Herndon revealed its proposed budget today (April 1) along with publicizing two public hearing dates to receive feedback.
Totaling a little more than $53 million, Herndon Town Manager Bill Ashton’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget is a 10.9 percent decrease from the adopted FY 2019 budget, according to a press release from the Town of Herndon.
“In a ‘status quo’ economic environment, the proposed FY 2020 Budget funds Town Council priorities, such as the redevelopment of Herndon’s downtown as well as continued planning for the coming of Metrorail,” Ashton said in the press release. “It also recommends continuation of the services and programs our citizens expect and enjoy.”
The town’s FY 2020 begins on July 1 and runs through June 2020.
Here is a quick overview of the proposed budget:
- real estate tax, personal property tax rate and cigarette tax remain the same
- town’s meal plan increases from 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent
- motor vehicle license fee remains at $25 for private passenger and other vehicles weighing less than 4,000 pounds and $32 for ones weighing more than 4,000 pounds
- sewer service rate increases from $5.78 to $6.19
- sewer and water availability fees for new, single-family homes and sewer lateral repair and replacement program remain the same
- water service rate increases from $3.06 to $3.16
- recycling fee increases from $16 per year to $32 per year
The public hearings are set for April 9 and April 23 — both Tuesdays — and will start at 7 p.m. in the Ingram Council Chambers (765 Lynn Street). In addition to the hearings, locals can submit feedback online.
Residents and businesses in Herndon can expect to receive a guide to the budget mailed to them.
Photo via Town of Herndon
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