LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

The Christiansburg Town Council will hold a Public Hearing for the purpose of discussing the Proposed Budget for FY 2020-2021 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7 P.M.

 

Whereas Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and declared the anticipated effects of COVID-19 to be a disaster within the meaning of Virginia Code § 44-146.16; the meeting will be held by means of electronic communication as authorized by Code of Virginia § 15.2-1413, § 2.2-3708.2(A)(3), Chapter 1283 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly § 4-0.01(g), the Continuity of Government Ordinance passed by Christiansburg Town Council on March 24, 2020, and all other applicable authority.

 

The Public shall have access to the meeting through live streaming as set forth below, and may submit comments by any of the following means:

 

  • Online at christiansburg.org/publichearings.
  • By e-mail to info@christiansburg.org.
  • By voicemail at (540) 382-6128 ext. 1109.
  • By mail to Town Hall, ATTN: Town Council (please allow adequate mailing time).
  • By using the Town Hall drop box and labeling your comments for ATTN: Town Council.

 

In order for Town Council to receive submitted comments prior to the May 26 meeting and for the comments to be reflected in the minutes, comments must be submitted by 6 P.M. on May 26 via any of the methods listed above.  You may also sign up to speak live during the meeting through means of electronic communication at www.christiansburg.org/publichearings.

 

The real estate tax rate will remain 16 cents per $100 of assessed value and the Personal Property tax rate will remain at 45 cents per $100 of assessed value.   There are no proposed increases in water, sewer or storm water rates and no proposed fee increases.  Due to COVID-19 revenues have been reduced as well as expenses.

 

SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED BUDGET

TOWN OF CHRISTIANSBURG

FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 BUDGET

 

REVENUE
Revenue General Fund                                     27,698,173
Use of Carryover General Fund                                       2,944,425
Use of reserves                                       2,110,000
Cemetery Fund                                            86,000
Special Revenue Fund                                       1,435,437
Special Revenue Fund Carryover                                          285,876
Capital Project Funds                                       2,052,505
Capital Project Funds Carryover
Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund                                     11,162,500
Use of Carry over Water and Sewer                                          653,615
Revenue Storm Water Utility Fund                                       1,390,500
Total Revenue/Sources                                     49,819,031
APRROPRIATIONS
General Fund                                     26,749,954
General Fund  Capital Acquisitions                                       4,343,269
Cemetery Fund                                          261,949
Cemetery Fund Capital Acquisitions                                            23,000
Cemetery Perpetual Care                                            35,500
Capital Project Funds                                       3,477,430
Special  Revenue Fund                                       1,721,313
Water and Sewer Enterprise                                       8,978,774
Water and Sewer Enterprise Capital Acquisitions                                       2,837,341
Storm Water Utility Enterprise                                          778,280
Storm Water Utility Enterprise Capital Acquisitions                                          541,041
Storm water Utility Reserve                                            71,180
Total Expenditures/appropriations                                     49,819,031

 

 

The meeting will be streamed live on the Town of Christiansburg’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cburgvagov and will be uploaded to the Town’s YouTube page once the meeting concludes. Members of the public can also call into the meeting using one of these phone numbers: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799. Webinar ID: 865 4512 1983. Members of the public who call in using these numbers will be in listen-mode only, unless they have signed up to speak by filling out the online form at www.christiansburg.org/publichearings.

 

A copy of the draft budget is available for review at the following link:    www.christiansburg.org/draft2021budget. To coordinate a time to review the budget in-person, please contact the Town Manager’s Office, 100 E. Main Street, during normal office hours of 8 A.M. – 5 P.M., Monday through Friday, by calling (540) 382-6128 ext. 1130.

 

Randy Wingfield, Town Manager

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