On Monday, June 03, York County Council adopted the operating and capital budgets for the operation of York County Government for the 2020 fiscal year (FY) commencing on July 1, 2019.
“I’m very pleased with this budget,” said County Manager Bill Shanahan. “The budget is balanced and focuses on the 2019 strategic goals Council has set forth; as well as, it positions the County to be even stronger financially in the future.”
The total for the operating and capital budgets is approximately $371 million; which is a decrease of approximately $99 million from the prior year. The value of a mill for the entire County is projected to increase approximately 5.7% to $1,340,000 for fiscal year 2020. The projected growth for the unincorporated area is 2.4% with a projected value of a mill of $820,000.
Significant initiatives of the FY2020 budget are as follows:
-Approved funding for four (4) full time firefighters to assist county volunteer and combination departments that are experiencing an increase in call volume. These firefighters will be available to respond alongside the County’s dedicated volunteer force, in an effort to better ensure sufficient fire service coverage for the citizens of York County.
- 2.5% merit based raise for employees
- 2.0 mill increase for the “General Fund – Sheriff” for a capital facility.