Prince William County Executive Robert S. Noe Jr., has proposed a $104.8 million county budget that calls for no tax rate increase and a 5 percent pay increase for the county's 5,000 employes.
The proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 is 16.4 percent more than the county's current level of spending at $90.1 million. Of the $104.8 million, $64 million would come from county revenues and $40 million is expected to come from state and federal funds.
The current real estate tax rate of $5.25 per $100 of assessed valuation would remain the same.
Garnett C. Ball Jr., county finance director, said real estate in the county was not reassessed last year, and therefore residents' basic tax bills should not go up
Increases in special levies for fire and rescue service are possible in seven communities in Prince William.
The biggest expenditure in the budget is the $78 million for school operations.
The proposed budget also calls for 30 new county positions, including two police dispatchers, three firefighters, three county planners and two mental health therapists and a mental health counselor.
The budget includes $4 million for the construction of a new jail. Voters last March defeated a bond referendum to finance the jail.
The budget goes to the county Board of Supervisors, which has final say on county spending.