Tuesday, June 22, 2021

York County Adopts Budget For New Fiscal Year

YORK-York County’s budget for the new fiscal year does not include any personal property or real estate tax increases.

The county’s Board of Supervisors, however, did increase fees in other areas, including those related to certain criminal and civil convictions, building and associated permits, and inspections. A cigarette tax was also approved, which will add .02 cents per cigarette effective November 1.

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget on May 4. It will go into effect on July 1.

Other highlights of York County’s newest budget include funding to hire additional staff for the county’s fire department, sheriff’s office activities, and for Public Works Storm Water and Grounds Maintenance work. School expenditures will also increase.

York County plans to use funds to also expand the Yorktown Library, perform site work on the new sheriff’s office headquarters, remodel Seaford Elementary School, and begin renovations on the new fire station seven on Mooretown Road.

“With the adoption of the fiscal year 2022 budget, the Board of Supervisors and I hope that we are putting covid-19 in the rear view mirror as a major health threat and in terms of its impact on the county’s finances,” York County Administrator Neil A. Morgan said. “After a one year covid-19 pause, we are back on track making progress on the Board’s strategic priorities.”

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