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Shenandoah County Supervisors approve FY 2021 budget

16 April 2020 Shenandoah County News

The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors approved its fiscal year 2021 operating budget of nearly 72 million dollars this week.

The adopted budget includes a 40-cents-per-pack cigarette tax and a 3 percent increase to the county’s 2 percent transient occupancy tax. There is also a rate increase of $410,784 to the county’s group health insurance plan. Shenandoah County Public Schools will receive close to $31 million in funding from the supervisors.

$9 million was cut from the requested funding after supervisors were told COVID-19 is expected to lessen many of the county’s revenue sources. A $151,514 boost to the RSW Regional Jail and $200,000 for the development of property owned by the Shenandoah County IDA were among the items removed due to budget cuts.

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