AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- On the agenda for Monday's Augusta County Board of Supervisors meeting is a proposal to change the way the county pays for projects.
Marshal Pattie, the supervisor for the North River Area, said he wants to change to a pay as you go model for county projects or the capital budget.
He said the goal of the change would be to reduce debt in the county.
Currently, when the county pays for projects, such as the 636 road creation near Fishersville, it's paid for through loans and raising taxes to get those loans.
Pattie would change it to a system where more things would be paid for upfront; however, if that's not possible, there would be a tax to get a loan, but the tax would be in effect only for the time it takes to finish a project, not indefinitely as it is now.
Pattie said that would help create more openness.
"The transparency comes that we'll actually go to the people and say, 'We want to spend money on this project and this is how much we're going to spend and this is how long," said Pattie.
Larry Wills, the supervisor for the Middle River area, said he has concerns about this idea because he said taxes that change year to year could create more problems because people wouldn't know how much to pay.
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