Prince William County’s wallet is temporarily being handed over to its citizens.
County officials are seeking assistance with a few budget items that will be decided on during the next few months, according to a release.
The Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) will make a decision on the tax rate. They will also review and adopt the county’s five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and fiscal 2019 budget, which takes effect on July 1.
Community members can provide feedback in meetings held throughout the budgeting process, or online.
Residents interested in participating in the process can attend a community budget meeting held at 9 a.m. on February 24. They can make comments during public hearings or Citizens’ Time held at BOCS meetings, as well.
Meetings will take place in the Board Chambers, which are located in the McCoart Government Center at 1 County Complex Court in Woodbridge.
Citizens who are unable to attend the meetings can ask questions online or offer input on budget items through SpeakUp! Prince William.
The proposed CIP will be presented during the board’s afternoon meeting on Tuesday, and the supervisors will receive the proposed annual budget on February 20.
On March 7, the board will advertise the proposed tax rate. Budget work sessions will take place during their evening meetings in March.
The Prince William County School Board will present its proposed budget to the county supervisors on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. About 57 percent of the division’s budget is funded by the BOCS.
Board members will review the budget at April 10 at 2 p.m. Public hearings for the budget and tax rate be held at 7:30 p.m.
During their evening meeting on April 17, the BOCS will make edits to the School Board’s proposed budget, which they plan to adopt on April 24.