AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. -- Government leaders in Augusta County are looking into a tax increase that they say will help fund key services.
Members on the board have proposed a five cent Real Estate Tax increase.
Money from the increase will go towards schools, police, and fire and rescue services.
If passed, the increase is expected to raise around $3.5 M.
"I don't like tax increases, never have liked tax increases, but when it comes down to whether it's a tax increase or not providing the level of services that is necessary to provide a growing county with what it needs for our children and our citizens, then you do what is necessary to meet the demand," says Larry Wills, who is Chairman of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors.
There will be a public hearing Wednesday on the issue.