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Halifax County supervisors seek input on reassessment, 2014 budget as deadlines loom

SoVaNow.com / March 24, 2014
The Halifax County Board of Supervisors will try again tonight to host a public hearing on the 2014 real estate tax assessment after two prior attempts were wiped out by winter weather.

The tax assessment, conducted every other year, shows that the overall value of property in Halifax County has declined by $40 million. All told, the value of homes, businesses, farms and land in Halifax is around $2.6 billion.

The public hearing is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the Mary Bethune Complex.

The public hearing will be followed by presentations from representatives with several agencies, including the Southside Community Services Board, the library, the Department of Social Services, the IDA, the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Halifax County Public Schools, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office and local volunteer fire departments. Each group will be presenting information for development of the 2014 county budget, which takes effect on July 1.

At 6 p.m., supervisors are set to host a public hearing to get input on the county budget, including the school budget.

They will follow that public hearing with a work session to discuss taxing and spending levels, with an eye on finalizing the budget process with passage at the April 7 regular board meeting.

2014 tax rates, currently advertised at 47 cents per $100 assessed value, also are set to come up for approval at the April 7 meeting.

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No new businesses, no jobs, no problem...........just raise taxes. Heaven forbid cutting the county budget because something cannot be afforded. Only the best for Halifax County Government.

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Coincidence that property values have decreased after the real estate bubble burst? Just proves most real estate was overvalued last go-round.

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It makes no difference. If property values decrease the rate increases or the other way around. They have to have a set amount and they will keep it there by hook or CROOK!!!!!!!!!!!!


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