The Carroll County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed its proposed county budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 on May 13 with a tax levy of 68 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of real estate.
The board held a public hearing on the proposed budget in April before voting May 13. Fancy Gap District Supervisor Phil McCraw, also a member of the board’s budget committee, made a motion to adopt a budget with matching revenues and expenditures equaling $39,112,605 for its general fund, and $15,000 for the Law Library Fund. Adding a previously adopted school budget in the amount of $39,656,597 brought the total amount to $78,784,202.
Laurel Fork District Supervisor Joshua Hendrick seconded McCraw’s motion, which passed unanimously.
Pipers Gap District Supervisor Dr. Tom Littrell then made a motion for the county to adopt tax rates of 68 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of real estate, $1.60 per $100 of assessed valuation of tangible and personal property, 80 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of farm machinery class equipment property, $2.30 per $100 of assessed valuation of merchants’ capital, and $1.30 per $100 assessed valuation of machinery and tools. McCraw seconded the motion, which also passed unanimously.