Herndon Town Manager William H. Ashton II has proposed a FY 2020 Budget of $53,651,691, a 10.9 percent decrease from the adopted FY 2019 Budget. The town’s FY 2020 begins July 1, 2019 and extends to June 30, 2020.
“In a ‘status quo’ economic environment, the proposed FY 2020 Budget funds Town Council priorities, such as the redevelopment of Herndon’s downtown 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 2020 Budget include:
Maintenance of the town real estate tax at its current level, with no increase recommended;
An increase of the town’s meals tax by one percentage point, from 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent, to fund ongoing capital improvements;
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 proposed 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.
The Town Council will hold two public hearings on the budget: Tuesday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 23, both beginning at 7pm in the Ingram Council Chambers, 765 Lynn Street. Follow the link below to provide comments or send an email to email@example.com.