CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors proposed a $806.83 million finances for Fiscal Yr 2022 at their assembly in the present day. The proposed finances can be an 11.7% enhance from final yr’s adopted budgeted and seven.1% enhance in comparison with the amended finances from final yr.
The county plan places a heavy emphasis on funding schooling, public security and capital infrastructure. Based on the finances proposal, $zero.78 from each tax greenback will go in the direction of these three classes. Well being and welfare will get related funding to capital infrastructure.
Schooling can be getting probably the most funding, the proposed finances requires an $18 million enhance in help for faculties from final yr. This is able to be the biggest single-year enhance to highschool funding. The finances will even add 15 full-time positions to colleges.
Some giant additions are proposed for Chesterfield’s public security. The county plans to rent 20 full-time workers for a brand new hearth station in Midlothian and absolutely fund the substitute of a the station in Matoaca. Chesterfield can be planning to rent 9 new positions to implement a brand new police deployment plan, altering command construction for the primary time since 1989. They’re additionally proposing 4 new sheriff’s workplace positions.
Different buildings slotted for substitute are two county libraries and two others are set to be renovated. The county additionally plans on constructing new new fields at River Metropolis Sportsplex.
Chesterfield is budgeting $four.5 million in the direction of changing the outdated Beulah Elementary Faculty constructing right into a parks headquarters, group heart and new recreation house.
An even bigger finances nonetheless entails tax decreases for some. The county proposed elevating the enterprise license threshold from $300,000 to $400,000, this could exempt over 400 companies from the tax. Automobile house owners could also be in for some aid as effectively, the non-public property tax would enhance from $1,000 to $1,500. The property tax enhance would exempt round 14,000 automobiles.
Extra particulars on the finances proposal could be discovered right here: FY2022 Proposed Funds Overview.