Taxpayers will get to keep more of their paychecks during Fiscal Year 2018! The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to lower the Real Estate Tax rate from 90 cents per $100, down to 88.5 cents. This will be a noticeable difference when property owners go to write a check, or make their PITI mortgage payments. The BOS fully funded the schools, and gave the Sheriff’s Office and Fire & Rescue Department all the Board felt they needed. The Board maintains a strict policy of funding a 15% reserve as a “rainy day fund.” A certain amount of revenue also goes into the Capital Maintenance Reserve for future building and maintenance costs. It’s the opinion of the Board that taxpayers should keep their own money in their savings accounts, and not the County coffers. Enjoy the extra cash!