Posted on: February 20, 2018

Goochland County Administrator Presents Proposed Fiscal Year 19 Budget

FY2019 County Administrators Proposed Budget - Cover

Goochland County Administrator John A. Budesky has proposed a $89.4 million County Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 beginning July 1.

The County General Fund budget at $53.1 million represents a $2.7 million or 5.3% increase from the current year.  No tax rate changes are proposed.

Education makes up 43% of the General Fund budget while Public Safety is 20% of General Fund spending.  Some of the changes from the current year include: 

·        Public Safety increased by $576,569 or 5.7% above the FY18 budget

·        School transfer increased by $760,000 or 3.5% above the FY18 budget

·        Department of Social Services (Health & Welfare) transfer increased by $65,342 or 10.1% above the FY18 budget

A 2% merit compensation increase is proposed for all County employees.  The County and Schools Twenty-Five-Year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) contains $513.5 million for forecasted projects.  The first year of the CIP for FY19 includes investments in transportation, public safety, education, parks & recreation, and facilities maintenance.

After hearing Budesky’s proposal on February 20, the Board of Supervisors also heard presentations from the School Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Raley, Sheriff James L. Agnew, Fire-Rescue Chief William MacKay, and Animal Protection Director Tim Clough.

The Board’s consideration of the FY19 budget continues February 27th and March 6th both starting at 3 p.m.

Town Hall meetings, which will include discussions on the FY19 Budget, will be held on March 7th (Districts 4 & 5), March 20th (District 1), and March 28th (Districts 2 & 3).  The public is invited to attend any or all the Town Hall meetings.

The public hearing on the budget and tax rates will be held on April 3rd at 7 p.m.  Adoption of the budget and tax rates is scheduled for 3 p.m. on April 17th.  All meetings are open to the public.

The County Administrator's Proposed FY2019 Budget can be read at

County Administrator's Proposed FY 2019 Budget
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