Town Council to Hold Public Hearings on April 10 and April 24
Herndon Town Manager William H. Ashton II has proposed a FY 2019 Budget of $60,222,260, a 17.7 percent increase from the adopted FY 2018 Budget. The town’s FY 2019 begins July 1, 2018 and extends to June 30, 2019.
“The proposed FY 2019 Budget funds the Town Council priorities, such as redevelopment of Herndon’s downtown into a vibrant, mixed-use space as well as continued planning for the coming of Metrorail,” said Ashton. “It also recommends continuation of the services and programs our citizens expect and enjoy.”
Highlights of the proposed FY 2019 Budget include:
Maintenance of the town real estate tax, meals tax and all other tax rates at their current levels;
Continued allocation of resources to capital projects, including downtown redevelopment and Metro planning;
Resources to support development of an arts facility that will act as an economic driver for the downtown;
Implementation of a town-wide sustainability plan;
Focus on the town’s use of technology to support administration and service provision; and
Increased personnel costs to include a 1.25 percent market rate adjustment and an average pay-for-performance increase of two 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.