Board of Supervisors Budget Questions & Responses

During the budget development process, staff takes note of the questions asked by Board members and provides written responses to questions for which responses were not readily available at the time the questions were asked.

View each question and its answer in the table, or view all of the Board questions and responses.

Question Number
Board Question
Response Document
1What is the threshold for the requirement for a public hearing in regards to carryover?
2What capital maintenance projects were paid for with bond funds in fiscal year 2022? Specifically, how were bond funds budgeted and expended in fiscal year 2022 for the Spotsylvania Middle School project.
3Please provide details on what is included in the budgeted costs associated with the non-mandated funds of $61M identified in the presentation of the FY 2022 mandate costs. 
4Please provide a comparison of the tax burden for Spotsylvania County and surrounding localities.

5How much revenue would be generated if the airplane personal property tax was increased by $0.10?  How many pennies could the vehicle personal property tax be reduced to offset the airplane tax increase? What are the airplane tax rates of surround localities? 

6Is there a plan for a new school in the Schools CIP? If so, what type of school (high, middle and elementary schools) and what is the timing of the need, if any?

7What inflation factor is included in the Schools CIP? Have the impacts of the recession, interest rates, and projected birth rates been factored into the CIP? If so, how did these factors affect the CIP?

8Please provide a breakdown of the number of teachers in each paygrade and step for high school, middle school, and elementary school.

9Please provide the current and past 10-year student enrollment and capacity per school.  Also, please include the total enrollment numbers and capacity for elementary, middle, and high schools.

10Please provide additional details on the Spotsylvania High School Innovation Center and the Special Education Needs projects in the Schools CIP.