Supervisors Hosting Public Hearing on Real Estate Tax Hike

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- On Wednesday night, the Augusta County Board of Supervisors will meet to hear from the public about a proposed real estate tax increase.

The hike would raise real estate taxes 5 cents for every $100 in value. The additional funds would help pay for the sheriff's office, fire and rescue and county schools.

In March, the school board threatened to close Verona Elementary School before deciding on a different plan.

"My major problem with this tax increase is we still have yet to receive a long-term strategic plan from the school system. And if we're going to provide long-term funding, it seems logical that they should have a long-term plan in place," said Marshall Pattie, the North River district supervisor.

The public hearing starts Wednesday night at 7 p.m. A vote on the proposal will likely come at the board's next meeting. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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