Bedford supervisors approve 2019 budget

Robert Hiss

The Bedford County Board of Supervisors in its June 10 regular meeting on Monday voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget, both for the county and for the school system.

“This has been a little bit of an unusual budget process from a couple of perspectives,” Bedford County Administrator Robert Hiss said. “We had some personnel turnover. I myself came in during the middle of the budget process but at the same time we had a reassessment that went through so there was some growth in real estate values in the county since the last reassessment. The economy has improved.”

According to the budget the net $480,000 for a three percent raise, which has been allocated to the General Fund Departments and the remainder of $5,716 was added to Contingency Fund. Offsetting revenue were added to compensation Board reimbursement and Welfare Administration revenues.

The $31,000 for a three percent raise for the Library has been allocated to the Bedford Public Library Department.

The $81,891, for a new position due to Body Worn Cameras has been allocated to the Commonwealth Attorney.

-For more information, see the June 12 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-

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