The Board of County Supervisors adopted its with a tax rate of $1.209 per $100 of assessed property value. The budget managed to be , with some wanting to set taxes at a rate of $1.204, and some wanting to ensure more money for the schools with a rate of $1.215.
The budget does provide for teacher raises, but Bonnie Klakowicz, president of the Prince William Education Association, felt that any rate lower than the advertised rate of $1.215 would not adequately provide for high school and middle school class sizes, which are .
In Eastern Prince William County, the budget also funds the expansion of Prince William Parkway from Old Bridge Road to Minnieville Road, the Minnieville Road widening from Spriggs Road to Route 234, and the Route 1 North widening from Neabsco Mills to Featherstone Drive.
Are you happy about the low tax rate? Are you upset about the straining class sizes? Do you feel that the timing is wrong on these road construction projects? Do you have any other thoughts or complaints? Weigh in below.
The county release about the budget is attached at the right. For more information on the budget, see our FY 2013 Budget topics page.