Worcester County residents will see an increase in the property tax of 6.5 percent and a .5 percent hike in the piggyback tax after the Commissioner approved the budget for the 2016 fiscal year.
In addition, the public schools will receive its maintenance of effort money but will operate at the same funding level as 2015 despite a cost of living increase request.
Finally there will be a budget surplus of $1.5 million.
The Commissioners were facing a $22 million budget shortfall.
The spending plan was approved a 5-to-2 vote.