Herndon Acting Town Manager William H. Ashton II has proposed a FY 2018 Budget of $51,181,877, a 7.8 percent decrease from the adopted FY 2017 Budget. The town’s FY 2018 begins July 1, 2017 and extends to June 30, 2018.
Maintenance of the town real estate tax, meals tax and all other tax rates at their current levels;
Continued allocation of resources to strategic capital projects, including downtown redevelopment and Metro planning;
Resources to support development of a first-class arts facility that will act as an economic driver for the downtown;
Implementation of a town-wide sustainability plan;
Technology initiatives to include future radio upgrades for Herndon’s police and public works personnel and expanded wi-fi at the Herndon Municipal Center; and
Increased personnel costs to include a one percent adjustment to the town’s pay scales and an average pay-for-performance increase of three percent.
The proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) calls for funding of longer-term projects such as Phase 5 of the Herndon Community Center, a Nature Center at Runnymede Park, vehicular and pedestrian access to Metro and Van Buren Street improvements.
The Town Council will hold two public hearings on the budget, on Tuesday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 25, both beginning at 7pm in the Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn Street. Citizens may also submit comments about the budget here or send an email to email@example.com.