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Public hearing set for Wayne’s 2020 budget

The Wayne County Board of Supervisors is holding a public hearing on its $190 million tentative budget for 2020 on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Wayne County Courthouse, 26 Church St.

The budget reflects a $5 million increase, or 2.9 percent, in spending from 2019’s $185 million budget.

It increases the tax levy by $1.1 million, reflecting a 2.7 percent increase, which stays under the state tax cap for 2020 by about $54,000, according to county officials.

Under the tentative budget, the tax rate drops by eight cents in 2020 — from $7.90 per assessed $1,000 in 2019 to $7.82 in 2020, a 1.1 percent decrease. The drop is mostly attributable to assessed values increasing by $195.8 million — from $5.1 billion to $5.3 billion, said the county.

The decreased tax rate does not mean property owners taxes will necessarily go down. That will depend on individual assessments.

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