Prince Georgians may be riled up …
Utility rates raised at the last Board of Supervisors meeting:
The Board of Supervisors raised utility rates by 5% on water and 7.5% on wastewater. The purpose is to continue to the renovation of existing infrastructure and plan for expansion of county services in certain areas. This follows on the heels of a rather sizeable increase in price the year before.
Most Prince George residents are on well and septic, so only those limited areas with county services will be affected and the projection is that it will only raise the average user’s bill by $1.24.
Real Estate increase in the future?
The BOS will hold a public hearing on April 24th to consider raising the real property rate by as much as 5 cents on the hundred with the express purpose to devote that increase towards the building of one or two new elementary schools to replace LL Beazley and Walton. The County originally agreed to replace one school at this time at a cost of 7 to 9 million dollars. Subsequent discussion revealed that there was no site selected and obviously no engineering or architectural studies at this point.
Tensions may run a tad high in this otherwise sedate rural county.