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Wicomico County Passes New Operating Budget

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - One local county has passed their operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The Wicomico County Council approved County Executive Rick Pollitt's Operating Budget for 2013-2014, which will go into effect July 1st, 2013.

The Council did revise the original budget Pollitt proposed by slightly decreasing the allocation amount for Maintenance of Effort for the Board of Education, along with adding funds to the Road Division's maintenance program, and okaying an increase of 1.7% for county employees who would otherwise not get the bump.

The new real property tax, starting July 1st, will be $.9086 per $100 of assessed value, and the new personal property tax will be $2.1367 - nearly $.13 cents less that it would have been.

County Executive Pollitt said of the agreements, "our budget this year once again focused on our highest priorities; public safety, education and infrastructure.  In addition to a healthy increase for WorWic Community College, our dollar commitment to our K-12 schools was the highest we have made under my administration, with nearly $3 million going to address school safety, technology needs and smaller capital projects. We were also able to boost funding for our volunteer fire companies and the M.A.C. Inc., Meals-on-Wheels program. Finally, we're investing heavily in our county roads program to recover some of the ground we lost due to massive cuts in State funding. Our recovery from the recession will be slow but we are on the right track and I applaud the council majority for their collaboration throughout the budget process."

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