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Chesterfield Board Seeks To Raise Fees, Possibly Taxes

 

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors is positioning the county to raise fees, and possibly taxes. The board voted last night to advertise higher water and sewer rates and other fees, and scheduled a public hearing on a possible 4.6 percent property tax increase for March 26th.  Water and sewer would go up an average of five dollars a month, car registration from $20 to as much as $40. Basic ambulance fees would go from $394 to $465. The proposed property tax increase would be the first one since 1990.  Two cents would go towards school renovation projects passed by voters last November, another penny would go to school capital projects, the rest to federally mandated stormwater treatment.  But none would go towards a projected $2.4 million gap in the county's $750 million operating budget, which the county manger is expected to release March 10th. Charles Fishburne, WCVE News.