The Herndon Town Council has adopted a FY 2020 Budget of $53,932,691, a 10.4 percent decrease from the adopted FY 2019 Budget. The town’s FY 2020 begins July 1, 2019 and extends to June 30, 2020.
Highlights of the adopted FY 2020 Budget include:
Maintenance of the town real estate tax at its current level;
An increase of the town’s meals tax by one and one-quarter percentage point, from 2.5 percent to 3.75 percent, to fund ongoing capital improvements, Herndon Police Department operations, a Pedestrian Walkways project, an assistant town attorney position, and restoration of Parks & Recreation programs;
Continued allocation of resources to capital projects, including downtown redevelopment and Metro planning;
Allocation of resources to fund Town Council priorities, particularly in the areas of sustainability and maintaining a highly qualified workforce;
Continued emphasis on the use of technology to enhance efficiency, productivity and innovation in town operations; and
Increased personnel costs to include a 1.3 percent market rate adjustment and an average pay-for-performance increase of two percent.
The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) calls for funding of longer-term projects such as Elden and Monroe Street intersection improvements, sidewalk and trail improvements, vehicular and pedestrian access to Metro and Van Buren Street improvements.