Sussex County leaders have unveiled their proposed $128.6 million budget for the upcoming year.
That’s increase of 9.6 percent increase over last year largely due to sewer construction projects.
The spending plan does keep the property tax rate steady at 44.5 cent per $100 of assessed value.
The budget does include the phase in of a one-time sewer connection fee along with an $8 increase in sewer rates for current and new customers.
For one district, Long Neck, the hike will be $12.57.