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Augusta County Board of Supervisors May 13 meeting highlights

Augusta CountyHere are some highlights from the May 13 Augusta County Board of Supervisors meeting. You can watch the video of the meeting on Facebook.

Public hearings were held:

  • An ordinance amendment was approved to temporarily set the penalty for failure to pay the first installment of real estate taxes for tax year 2020 to zero percent until Aug. 31, 2020.
  • An ordinance amendment was passed to temporarily decrease interest on unpaid real estate taxes due and payable for tax year 2020 (only) to 5 percent until Aug. 31, 2020.

The tax rates and budgets were approved as presented, which included adjustments due to COVID-19.

The Board passed a resolution of support for the Augusta Health Free Standing Imaging Center.

The Board voted to advertise for a public hearing (possibly on June 24) to adopt the Stuarts Draft small area plan as part of the Comprehensive Plan.

County Administrator Timothy Fitzgerald updated the Board on the phased plan for reopening the Government Center. Candy Hensley is managing the development of the plan and is coordinating recovery plans between the agencies.

Fitzgerald notified the Board that Augusta County has received funding from the state through the CARES Act. $6.5 million will be received  in June for COVID-19 related expenditures.

You can email the Board directly with your questions or concerns

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