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Vienna Notice of Intent to Adopt for FY2014-15

FCTA Note:The following notices were published in the Washington Times on 05/02/2014 and 05/09/2014. As noted by FCTA regarding Vienna's earlier Budget and Tax Rate notices, and as implied by Fairfax County's recent notice of a 7.3% real estate tax increase for FY2015 plus this resident's 40-year tax history, Vienna is proposing a large increase in your real estate tax bill! ( Virginia Code recommends actual tax billing increases of no more than one percent.)

Vienna asserts your tax bill will go up on average only 3.8 percent. But since Vienna's tax rate per $100 of assessed value was not reduced from last year's to compensate for this year's significant increase in assessments, your tax bill will increase directly with your assessment -- likely north of 8 percent.

And using my 40-year tax history, the 7.3% Fairfax County declared increase, and Vienna's historical consistency of tax bills that are 20-26% of those for the county, I estimate my Vienna real estate tax bill to increase by at least 9%.

-- David Swink, FCTA Board member and Vienna resident

Town of Vienna, Virginia
Notice of Intent to Adopt

Proposed Tax Rate for Fiscal Year 2014/15

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Virginia and the Town of Vienna, Virginia that at the regular meeting of May 12, 2014, it is the intent of the Town Council to adopt the following:

Proposed real estate property tax rate for Fiscal Year 2014/15 of $0.2288 cents per $100 of assessed valuation which represents an effective tax rate increase of 3.8 percent.

The Public Hearing will be open to the public and the Town Council will permit all persons desiring to be heard an opportunity to present oral and/or written testimony.

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL

Melanie J. Clark
Town Clerk

Publication Dates: May 2, and 9, 2014 -- AD#14762704


Town of Vienna, Virginia

Notice of Intent to Adopt

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Virginia and the Town of Vienna, Virginia that at the regular meeting of May 12, 2014, it is the intent of the Town Council to adopt the following:

Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014/15 Town of Vienna Budget, in the total amount 0f $32,359,620 appropriated as follows:

$22,590,440 for General Fund expenditures
$2,702,640 for Debt Service Fund expenditures
$6,821,000 for Water and Sewer Fund expenditures
$245,540 for Stormwater Fund expenditures

for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015.

Adoption of a Resolution establishing the Real Estate Tax Rate at $0.2288 per $100 valuation; Bank Net Capital at $0.80 per $100 valuation and Utility Tax for residential at the rate of 20% of the first $15.00 and Commercial at the rate of 15% of the first $300.00.

Copies of said Proposed Resolution and Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget may be viewed in the Office of the Town Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL

Melanie J. Clark
Town Clerk

Publication Dates: May 2, and 9, 2014 -- AD#14762711


Town of Vienna, Virginia
Notice of Intent to Adopt

[New Water and Sewer Rate Structure and Tax Increase]

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the provisions of the Code of Virginia and the Town of Vienna, Virginia that at the regular meeting of May 12, 2014, it is the intent of the Town Council, pursuant to authority granted under section 15.2-2109 et seq, of the Code of Virginia (1950) as amended, to adopt an ordinance instituting the following charges for water and sewer service furnished by the Town of Vienna:

Residential Block Structure (Quarterly Basis)
Water Consumption Charge
[from $4.75/1000gal flat rate]
0-16,000 gallons -- $4.66 per 1000 gallons
16,001-32,000 gal -- $5.10 per 1000 gallons
32,001 plus gallons -- $6.00 per 1000 gallons
Sewer Consumption Charge
[from $6.66/1000gal flat rate]
0-16,000 gallons -- $5.75 per 1000 gallons
16,001-32,000 gal -- $6.25 per 1000 gallons
32,001 plus gallons -- $7.30 per 1000 gallons

Residential Base Fee: $15/quarter [up from $8/quarter]

Commercial Block Structure (Quarterly Basis)
Water Consumption Charge
[from $4.75/1000gal flat rate]
0-90,000 gallons -- $4.66 per 1000 gallons
90,001-180,000 gal -- $5.10 per 1000 gallons
180,001 plus gallons -- $5.95 per 1000 gallons
Sewer Consumption Charge
[from $6.66/1000gal flat rate]
0-90,000 gallons -- $5.75 per 1000 gallons
90,001-180,000 gal -- $6.25 per 1000 gallons
180,001 plus gallons -- $7.25 per 1000 gallons

Commercial Base Fee: up to 5/8" meter $15.75/quarter [up from $12/quarter]

All other quarterly charges based upon meter size to remain the same.

The current peak use water and sewer rate structure is being replaced by this block rate structure.

Copies of the said Ordinance may be viewed on the Office of the Town Clerk, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.am to 4:30 p.m.

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL

Melanie J. Clark
Town Clerk

Publication Dates: May 2, and 9, 2014 -- AD#14762714