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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Highlights of Proposed FY 2021 York County Budget

Budget Update for FY 2021

At the York County Council FY 2021 Budget meeting on Monday May 20, County Council passed Second Reading of the FY 2021 proposed budget. The proposed budget was prepared with a conservative approach and with no general fund millage increase.

Due to the recent economic crisis, County management hopes certain revenue accounts that have been significantly reduced will perform better than currently projected for the year. York County is in very good financial condition and has adequate reserves to maintain existing levels of services even during these uncertain economic times and additional years as necessary.

Highlights of the proposed FY 2021 budget are as follows:

  • The value of a mill for the entire County is projected to be $1,373,500; an increase of 2.5%.  The value of a mill, for the unincorporated area of the county, is projected to increase by 1.50% for an unincorporated value of $832,300 per mill.
  • The Sheriff and Solicitor’s budgets (which are both still part of the County’s General Fund) are balanced with no millage increase. 
  • Management has prepared a budget that uses approximately $3 million of fund balance to provide and maintain the appropriate level of services for taxpayers. 
  • York County is still set to pay off the debt related to the building of new County facilities in 2024. When this debt is eliminated, the County’s debt mileage service will go away completely and taxes will be lowered for all County residents.

The Fiscal Year 2021 proposed budget passed first reading during the Monday, April 20, 2020, County Council meeting. View upcoming County Council FY 2021 Budget Workshops/Meetings Information.

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