Public Notices

NOTICE OF PROPOSED EQUALIZED REAL PROPERTY TAX RATE INCREASE


The Board of Supervisors of Northampton County, Virginia, proposes to equalize property tax levies.

1. Assessment Increase: Total assessed value of real property, excluding additional assessments due to new construction or improvements to property, is greater than last year’s total assessed value of real property by 14.89 percent.

2. Lowered Rate Necessary to Offset Increased Assessment: The tax rate which would levy the same amount of real estate tax as last year, when multiplied by the new total assessed value of real estate with the exclusions mentioned above, would be $0.7268 per $100 of assessed value. The Code of Virginia allows for a 1% growth of the levy which results in an equalized rate of $0.7341.

3. Effective Rate: The Board of Supervisors of Northampton County, Virginia, proposes to adopt a tax rate of $0.785 per $100 of assessed value. The difference between the lowered tax rate and the proposed rate would be $0.0582 per $100 or 8.01% This difference will be known as the “effective tax rate increase”.

Individual property taxes may, however, increase at a percentage greater than or less than the above percentage.

A public hearing on the Equalized Tax Rate will be held on May 24, 2022, commencing at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia.

4. The Board will convene a separate public hearing on June 21, 2022, commencing at 5:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 16404 Courthouse Road, Eastville, Virginia, to consider the proposed FY 2023 budget which may increase, decrease or retain the Equalized Tax Rate.


Handicapped assistance available: Call 757/678-0440.


PUBLIC NOTICE


Applications are currently being accepted for funding under the Northampton County Tourism Grant program. All funded projects must complement and advance the Tourism Strategy adopted by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission.

To be considered for the tourism grant funds, applicants must complete an application and return it to the Northampton County Administration no later than May 2, 2022. Grants will be awarded to selected projects by May 16, 2022.

Prospective applicants can call the County Administrator’s Office at 757-678-0440 ext. 516 (or e-mail [email protected]) to request an application packet. 

Tourism Infrastructure Grant Application


PUBLIC NOTICE


In accordance with the Northampton County Board of Supervisors’ policy, please be advised that there are vacancies on the following commissions and boards:

Eastern Shore Housing Alliance – Consumer Representative
Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission
E. S. Groundwater Committee
E. S. Community Services Board
E. S. Resource Conservation & Development Council – 2 citizen members
Northampton County Recreation Board – District 2
Regional Navigable Waterways Committee



If citizens are interested in serving on any of these boards or commissions, they should contact the County Administrator’s Office and complete a Board Bank Application. The Board Bank Application is also available online at the County’s website:
https://www.co.northampton.va.us/government/departments_elected_offices/board_of_supervisors/boards_commissions



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