Glade Valley Government headline 

County Executive Invites Public Input on Preliminary Budget

Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner invites citizens to participate in a public hearing to provide input for the FY2017 Operating Budget, 2017-2022 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) and Capital Budget. The hearing is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on December 16 at Winchester Hall, located at 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland. “I invite our citizens to come to this important public hearing and let me know what their priorities are for the coming year,” County Executive Gardner said. “It is my desire to utilize this session to shape the next budget…

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Education Glade Valley Government headline 

Your Thoughts on FCPS Budget

FCPS invites the public and employees to share your concerns and priorities for the 2016-2017 school system budget. One of the ways we invite comment is through a Superintendent’s Twitter Chat Wednesday, November 11 7 PM-8 PM #FCPSPromise Please express your opinions. Here are some questions to get you thinking about budget priorities: Increasing class size: How has that affected students and classroom instruction this year? How do updating buildings affect student achievement? Is school technology up to par? Is technology in classrooms adequate? If not, what are we missing?…

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Glade Valley Government headline 

Walkersville Budgets Increase and Decrease

The Town of Walkersville adopted its 2016 Budgets for Water and General Funds last night with little fan fare. All votes were unanimous and no members of the public spoke in opposition or support. After deciding to keep its tax rate “the lowest in Maryland,” Town Commissioners voted to adopt the General Fund budget present at its last meeting with one minor change. At the urging of Burgess Ralph Whitmore, a parks project mostly funded by Project Open Space was added to the budget. Even with the project added, the…

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Glade Valley Government headline 

Walkersville Passes Budget and Tax Rate

The Town of Walkersville’s Burgess and Commissioners will meet this evening to discuss the tax rate and proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016. During their meeting on May 13, 2016, the Burgess and Commissioners voted to move ahead with a proposed budget and maintaining the current tax rate of $0.15 per $100 assessed value.  That vote brought the matter to a public hearing this evening. The current tax rate of $0.15 will generate slightly higher revenues this year as assessments increased overall for properties in the Town of Walkersville. The…

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