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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Public Hearing Proposed Tax Levies and Fees

City Seal Circular

Pursuant to Section 58.1-3007, 58.1-3321 and 15.2-1427, Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the City Council of Poquoson, Virginia will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 22, 2019, beginning at 7:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers, 500 City Hall Avenue, Poquoson, Virginia for the purpose of considering the following proposed tax levies and fees to support the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budget of the City of Poquoson.  Oral comments will be heard, within reasonable time limits, as shall be determined by the governing body, at the public hearing.  Written comments will be received in the City Clerk’s office until 4:30 p.m. on April 22, 2019.  The meeting will be televised live on Cox Cable Channel 46 and on Verizon Fios Channel 25. 

Total assessed value of real property, excluding additional assessment due to new construction or improvements to property, exceeds last year’s total assessed value of real property by 2.63%. 

The tax rate which would levy the same amount of real estate tax as last year, when multiplied by the new total assessed value of real estate with the exclusions mentioned above, would be $1.11 per $100 of assessed value.  This rate will be known as the “lowered tax rate.”


The City of Poquoson proposes to adopt a tax rate between $1.14 and $1.16 per $100 of assessed value. The difference between the lowered tax rate and the minimum proposed rate would be 3¢ per $100 and between the maximum proposed tax rate would be 5¢ per $100.   This difference will be known as the “effective tax rate increase.”

Individual property taxes may, however, increase at a percentage greater than or less than the above percentage.


Based on the proposed real property tax rate and changes in other revenues, the total budget of the City of Poquoson will exceed last year’s by .3%.


The following maximum levies and increases are proposed for consideration:

Proposed Tax Rates and Fees
















General Fund 




Adopted

FY 2019


FY 2020 Department Request


FY 2020

 City Manager Proposed


Real Estate per $100 of Assessed Value

$1.14


$1.16

 

$1.14


Mobile Homes




$1.14


$1.16

 

$1.14


Personal Property




$4.15


$4.15


$4.15


Machinery and Tools



$4.15


$4.15


$4.15


Boats



$.00001


$.00001

 

$.00001


Recreational Vehicles





$1.50


$1.50


$1.50


Cigarette Tax





$.20


$.20


$.20


Meals Tax





6%


6%


6%


Local Sales Tax





6%


6%


6%


Recovery (EMS) Fees:











   BLS





$450


$450


$450


   ALS





$550


$550


$550


   ALS-2





$775


$775


$775


   Transport Declined





$375


$375


$375


   Oxygen Usage





$50


$50


$50


   Mileage





$12


$12


$12













Utilities Fund










Residential Unit




$62 bi-monthly


$62 bi-monthly


$58 bi-monthly


Commercial Unit




$62 bi-monthly


$62 bi-monthly


$58 bi-monthly







plus $1.75 per 100 cu ft of water consumption


plus $1.75 per 100 cu ft of water consumption


plus $1.75 per 100 cu ft of water consumption













Sewer Availability Fees



$6,000 per lot


$6,000 per lot


$6,000 per lot













Solid Waste Fund









Trash Container/Cart Bi-monthly fee


$ 8.25-75.00


$8.25 - $75.00


$18.00-$85.00


  (fee based on size/plan chosen)








City of Poquoson green bag



$1.75


$1.75


$1.75


Landscaping Debris residential pickup


$60.00


$60.00


$60.00


Bulky Item pickup




$63.00


$63.00


$63.00


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