News
8:47 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Wicomico County Council Takes Budget Hearings on the Road

 

The Wicomico County Council will make its annual trek outside its usual chambers to get public input on the local government’s budget.

Council President Joe Holloway told the Salisbury Daily Times that he expected a strong presence from the Board of Education and local residents.

In years past the public hearing has lasted hours with many coming up to the microphones to voice their concerns.

Last year the meeting drew 75 people with a contentious debate over the proposed 5-cent increase in property tax rate.

This year expect some vigorous comments over a 7-cent hike proposed by County Executive Rick Pollitt.